posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 12:08 PM
Originally posted by sherpa
Pity they don't put all the hi-res stuff up but they probably can't afford the hard drive space.
I don't think its a question of affordability. It is logical to assume that the raw data is on a computer already somewhere. Its been 40 years..
The full LO dataset consists of 967 medium resolution (MR) and 983 high resolution (HR) frames.
I have 2 terabytes on my server 166.00 for two years That data set would not even dent my space... Maybe I can offer to host them?
Nowadays data storage is cheap... I don't buy for a second that the only copies of the images are on 40 year old prints and negatives...
I like this statement from the USGS
Notes about Image Artifacts
Artifacts of various dimensions and occurrences may be observed in some of the photographs. These artifacts are directly related to the methods of
film development, the readout system, the video data, or the ground reconstruction electronics (GRE). Processing performed by USGS does not attempt to
remove or correct these artifacts. Examples of such artifacts can be seen in global sub-frames 085H3, 053H3 and 143H3, as well as in very high
resolution LO III frame 145M and LO V sub-frame 067H3.
Then on the next page they say this...
[ex[Cosmetically enhanced frames
are now available for download. This phase of cosmetic processing removed or minimized the white
synchronization read-out dashes found along the margins of the filmstrips where possible. Smoothing filters have also been applied to these frames to
reduce the effects of film grain.
The bold is their highlight only its in red
(The color here does not always seem to work)
So lets all rush out and get these "Cosmetically enhanced frames" I am sure we will find them useful
And they could always put them on CD so we could buy them that way