I know this is long but please read the whole post as I have several issues.
I started off trying to study the Moon with Google Earth's Google Moon application and found the pics not very good. I came across the Moon Rising
film by Jose Escamilla. He has a bunch of parts of it posted on YouTube.
I am looking for all the best high resolution color pictures I can find. (If you work for NASA and feel like giving me Ultra High Resolution Moon
Pictures not offered to the public, because you want to help blow the cover on the government conspiracy just U2U me and I will use the pictures
without telling where I got them.) ( hey.. people who are laughing.. It Could Happen!)
I also want to be able to study them as Jose Escamilla did in the film. In this section of video, Jose says you can take this flat skin of the Moon
and use a graphics program to wrap it into a sphere. I want to do that.
Does anyone know how to do that and what program I can use?
The flat skin picture he is talking about is here:
But I don't know how to download this picture from this viewer.. Is this a scaled down picture of the original. Should I look to download this from
someplace else? If so, where?
(I didn't post the video because I don't know if that would be o.k. with Jose or not, so I just posted the link)
Jose also says in the video, he downloaded hundreds of close up pictures of the Moon off the USGS website, but he does not say where he got these
pictures exactly. He does say you can view the pictures, I quote Jose:
" To clear up some debunkers claims: First of all the USGS presents "grayscale - Natural Color - False Color and enhanced Color representations of
the Clementine photos. Each is different from the other.
There is a big difference between Natural Color and False Color
Pay attention to the film! At first I demonstrated how I wanted a full color "poster for the film," so I colorized 247 B&W Apollo pix.
THEN I found the USGS "Natural Color" of the moon photos here:
CLICK on the "Natural Color" link. What the USGS has done is made a "black" square hiding the graphic's content.
On the left you will see two magnifying glass ZOOM icons. Click on the (+) ZOOM icon. You will see the content is no longer black.
CLICK anywhere, THEN on the left click on the "Yellow" box with checkered features.
Keep ZOOMING in to any areas and you can see the full color for yourself. There will be areas "blacked out" and some areas "blurred" but for the
most part you are seeing the moon in "Full Color."
Starting at 4:07 on Part 6 until the the end of the film I present the "Natural Color" photography of the moon taken during the Clementine
Don't let debunkers or no brainers posting here that the moon is B&W detract you from the truth. Jose Escamilla "
Now, I did find some pictures like the ones listed by Jose above for download, not just to view. These are UVVIS - Ultra Violet Visible, just like the
pictures Jose talks about above taken from the Clementine mission in 1994. These are very large files for moon pictures! They range from 21 MB's to
1.9 Gigabytes! There are 4 of the really large gigabyte size files each with a different section of the Moon. Combined that is 4.8 Gigabytes of Color
However, Houston, We Have a Problem! These pictures are in a .cub file extension after unzipping them. I have no idea how to actually View them! Do I
need a special viewer? I cannot seem to find one that will work with the .cub extension. ( I use windows XP)
I want to know, are these the best pictures that are available or did Jose use other pictures for his film?
Lastly, I wish to know is there any way to get this data into Google Moon to replace the default moon. I want to be able to explore this just like
Google Moon with showing the coordinates and all the extras.
[edit on 22-11-2009 by JohnPhoenix]