Originally posted by zorgon
The USGS site has them as UV/VIS VIS standing for visible spectrum. The USGS says the images are in natural viewing 'slightly enhanced' by UV and
IR. But believe what you wish Been down this road once to many times over the last few years
Im not trying to convince You to anything - because its probably impossible
But, if anyone else will read that post, for me its pretty simple (and it dont matter what I belive or not):
VIS = visible. But UV+etc is not. Thats why Clementine photos was "made" like this:
Left side - VIS, Middle - "UV and rest", Right - UV/VIS
Same example at USGS site about Clementine:
So yeah, in some point it is a "slightly enhanced" reality - but that make a huge difference. On wider area:
Moon "as it is" - which means, what we can see with our/human eyes. Black, dark grey, grey, dark brown, white and sometimes mild blue (at craters -
minerals). And even your "proves" show that:
UV/VIS, with light brown, dark green, bright yellow, glowing blue on EVERY crater+ few other colors:
And btw, in the topic you give a link to, all of your links are dead - they follow to your old site.
Escamillas movie is fun to watch - but thats all. Spacecraft of LA size + humanoid of 1/5 LA size...(craft from this thread is tiny when compared)
Small, blue (in UV/VIS), fresh craters compared to "orbs" in Tether Accident...and many others - sorry, Im not buying it. Question is, how Escamilla
know, how the Moon look in UV/VIS - and explanation "I took grey pixel from moon, then find the same on Earth, and then I have put colour from Earth
on Moon" is just...well...weird. The less weird would be explanation, that he have saw Clementine photos before he made that movie. And from the date
of photos in PDS (2000), ( pdsimage2.wr.usgs.gov...
), that explanation is imho better. But maybe he
didnt know that are VIS/UV photos, so in his movie its "real, live colours of Moon".
My 0.02 (and sorry for my English - Im not native speaker)