Originally posted by Saganite
Explain. Something up with the Clementine data?
Well the Clementine data was always in a much higher resolution that we have been shown all these years...
For example... this is Reiner Gamma... very close to where Jose's video takes his section from... (LOL wonder where he got his research?)
This was released as Clementine data set V1.5 available here
This image was a bit downgraded by Skipper but in effect the first Clementine data set was lousy..
Here is the same area in Clementine V2.0... bear in mind the satellite only took ONE Set... This one is better and still shows the square area...
Now here is our view of this area taken by a 10 inch scope in London under poor conditions...
The full moon 80% version is available here (Dial up warning its BIG) and no you cannot have the 100% version
[Edit to change image format. Seems my site is still on the okay to post direct list KEWL
, but this one is too big for that ]
Now here is the full color actual data taken by the original Clementine Mission in 1994... the colors used are UV/VIS What that means is they include
the visible spectrum (as you would see it) and a little to the UV side and a little to the IR side so in the words of the USGS staff the color is
And what does this areas really look like under these 'enhanced' colors?
Here it is from the USGS Map-a-Planet site... Again this is a 10% size of the full resolution available... but since we first released this here at
ATS over TWO YEARS ago... you can do some homework to get your own full size copies
So the first thing you see is NO BLACK SQUARE... funny about that huh?
But we also see a few anomalies in that image
A) Called this one "Hatchling"
B) Called this one "Towers"
C) This one freaked out a few people "Spiders in Reiner Crater"
But as BFFT pointed out we already did Clementine in that other thread
But hey it is over two years ago... funny that so few realize these images exist... but we provided the data for free here at ATS. I guess you have to
charge for it to get attention huh?
[edit on 8-5-2009 by zorgon]