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elakdawalla
post Jan 29 2008, 05:17 PM
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Cool. Don't forget that there are actually two movies, one inbound and one outbound. The inbound one is three-color, using red, green, and blue filters. My suspicion is that they have not had enough time to make the inbound one pretty yet, so I don't think we'll see it tomorrow (of course I'd be delighted to be wrong), but it does look like they're going to release the outbound one!

By the way, you may have noticed they switched to JPG format from PNG for posting press-released images. This is because there's some problem they're still trying to figure out that caused some visitors to have problems viewing the PNG formatted images. I'm told that once they solve the problem they'll switch back to PNG.

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post Jan 29 2008, 05:58 PM
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I am aware, but it is really exciting to actually see some of the images from the outbound sequence.


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post Jan 30 2008, 02:09 AM
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There is no such thing as a boring planet, world, wordlet, rock.... I am certainly no geologist, but as Stu pointed out a few posts back, stones have such stories to tell...... I wonder that we do not wonder over them more often.

And here we have a world alternately seared and frozen over gigyears.... what portents and treasures are sealed across its surface?

Boy.... I am sooooo looking forward to tomorrows press briefing.

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post Jan 30 2008, 06:28 AM
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Well, tomorrow is the big day! For now, here is an improved color view from mariner-10 as it sped away from the planet.

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post Jan 30 2008, 06:35 AM
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TODAY's the Big Day for those of us on this side of the Great Water, my friend! smile.gif I'm off to work now and when I get back there'll be just a few hours to go...! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 30 2008, 07:53 AM
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" you may have noticed they switched to JPG format from PNG for posting press-released images"
I sort-of noticed.
The main thing I've noticed is that they've used SMALL amounts of compression on the images I've enhanced, so I hardly notice compression artifacts if at all after the enhancement work normally would have produced humongous amounts of compression noise.

And tedstryk... thanks for the work on the Mariner color.... I need to get them on the 32 bit processing machine and try my evil tricks on them. May need to get low compression or tif versions for the best result.
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post Jan 30 2008, 12:05 PM
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Here is a slightly improved version in .png format.


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post Jan 30 2008, 06:01 PM
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The press conference has just started. For those not following, here's an appetizer:

Mercury Shows Its True Colors


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post Jan 30 2008, 06:06 PM
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http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/stat...t_01_30_08.html

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post Jan 30 2008, 06:09 PM
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And we have pictures/movies here:

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/multi03.html


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post Jan 30 2008, 07:23 PM
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I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the inbound movie. I tried importing the .mov file to Photoshop so I could pull out their individual frames and maybe make an animated GIF at a lower frame rate, but the frames look pretty cruddy when I do that. They look smoothed and blended and sometimes even interlaced. sad.gif THe outbound one is much better, but its aspect ratio got stretched, making Mercury look like an egg!

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post Jan 30 2008, 07:39 PM
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The aspect ratio seems wrong on the inbound movie. I hope they release better versions. I wouldn't blame them for waiting until the press conference related surge is over before putting it on their website.


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post Jan 30 2008, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ Jan 30 2008, 08:01 PM) *
here's an appetizer:

Mercury Shows Its True Colors


but those are not true colors: "The color image shown here was generated by combining the mosaics taken through the WAC filters that transmit light at wavelengths of 1000 nanometers (infrared), 700 nanometers (far red), and 430 nanometers (violet)."

I'd like to see the REAL true colors of Mercury.
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post Jan 30 2008, 07:46 PM
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They described it during the conference as, in true colour, being very very much black and white.

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post Jan 30 2008, 08:01 PM
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