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Phil Stooke
post Jun 5 2005, 01:27 AM
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As promised in another thread... I thought all the images from Surveyor, Apollo etc. needed another place to go than the Mars Forum.

I will start the thing off with a link, not an image. I occasionally have images in Chuck Wood's Lunar Picture of the Day (LPOD) website, www.lpod.org.

This URL:

http://www.lpod.org/LPOD-2005-05-25.htm

is my latest, a Clementine LWIR mosaic. The text accompanying the image explains how I made it. LWIR images from the PDS look useless but they can be made into very nice image strips. In most areas of the Moon they are the highest resolution images available, since the HIRES camera only functioned well over near-polar latitudes. So image junkies who want to see new scenery emerge from their computers can go wild!

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Phil Stooke
post Feb 28 2006, 10:25 PM
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My work with Surveyor pans is very tedious and time-consuming. I told myself five years ago I would make a full clean pan of every Surveyor site. Now I tell myself I will never look at another Surveyor image as long as I live.

I work in Photoshop. In the better areas I can just select small areas and lighten or darken them. In general, though, the procedure is like this:

I use the polygon select tool to outline one individual frame from the pan. I copy it and paste it over itself.

I use feathered selections over dark areas to brighten them, and over light areas to darken them, adjusting to equalize contrast in each area as well. This removes the vile tonal gradients across many of the frames.

Then - the slowest part - I zoom in on the frame borders and clean up all the bad edges so the transition from frame to frame is invisible. Many small selections individually processed.

Finally, I remove reseau marks and other defects using a comination of noise filters in tiny selections over each flaw, and (less often) cutting an adjacent good patch and placing it over a larger flaw (dust specks on Surveyor 6 mirror, for instance).

Then I flatten it, back it up, and start all over again.

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post Feb 28 2006, 11:42 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 28 2006, 04:25 PM) *
My work with Surveyor pans is very tedious and time-consuming. I told myself five years ago I would make a full clean pan of every Surveyor site. Now I tell myself I will never look at another Surveyor image as long as I live.

Well, Phil, I hope knowing that your work is extremely and thoroughly appreciated by people like me makes it worthwhile for you.

Though I imagine that, at the core of it, you're doing these for yourself, so you can see the Surveyor sites as they truly appeared.

But, whatever the reason you are doing it -- the work is appreciated.

-the other Doug


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- Phil Stooke   Lunar Spacecraft Images   Jun 5 2005, 01:27 AM
- - Phil Stooke   PS - did I mention I'm having the hardest time...   Jun 5 2005, 01:29 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   Phil: Well done - I thought Clementine was a bit ...   Jun 6 2005, 05:28 PM
- - MizarKey   Phil, the pages for the images for 6/2 and 6/4 are...   Jun 6 2005, 05:18 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Bob - quit asking me questions! I'm suppo...   Jun 6 2005, 07:49 PM
|- - um3k   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jun 6 2005, 03:49 PM)I...   Jun 6 2005, 09:02 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This is a Clementine HIRES mosaic of the south pol...   Jun 6 2005, 09:02 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Mizarkey asked about LPOD. They had server proble...   Jun 11 2005, 04:40 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's another unfamiliar lunar scene... Clem...   Jun 17 2005, 01:12 PM
|- - dilo   SMART-1's tribute to Cassini http://www.esa.in...   Jun 23 2005, 05:38 AM
|- - tedstryk   Hard to tell...depends how much of the frame that ...   Jun 23 2005, 01:18 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I don't see any evidence for imperfect focus i...   Jun 23 2005, 02:30 PM
- - Phil Stooke   OK, here's the comparison... I have chosen ...   Jun 23 2005, 04:04 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   The problem I have with both SMART-1 and Mars Expr...   Jun 23 2005, 09:35 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Yes, Bob, you're right. I forgot to mention, ...   Jun 23 2005, 09:45 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Apollo 13 and SLA panels in flight - before the, e...   Mar 4 2006, 11:10 PM
||- - helvick   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Mar 4 2006, 11:10 PM) A...   Mar 5 2006, 08:25 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   Today's Space.com post includes an article fea...   Mar 27 2006, 12:36 PM
|- - chris   [quote name= quote in reply - removed [/quote] Ve...   Mar 27 2006, 12:47 PM
- - djellison   It shows the comparative 'resolving power...   Jun 23 2005, 10:05 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   We saw the Huygens images (albeit with all sorts o...   Jun 23 2005, 10:28 PM
- - ilbasso   Of course, the other-other possibility is that thi...   Jun 23 2005, 10:22 PM
- - djellison   Well - the MEX data is slowly getting put in an on...   Jun 24 2005, 07:31 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's my latest image from the Jurassic perio...   Feb 10 2006, 09:41 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 10 2006, 09:41 PM)He...   Feb 10 2006, 10:29 PM
|- - Bernard   Superb!!! I really wait for your book;...   Feb 11 2006, 10:04 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (Bernard @ Feb 11 2006, 11:04 AM)Superb...   Feb 11 2006, 08:10 PM
- - edstrick   <grins and applauds the Surveyor mosaics> S...   Feb 11 2006, 11:57 AM
- - Phil Stooke   -Puff!- I'm working as fast as I can! ...   Feb 11 2006, 08:38 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 11 2006, 09:38 PM)-P...   Feb 11 2006, 09:08 PM
- - Phil Stooke   You're right, Bob. Phil   Feb 11 2006, 09:10 PM
|- - tedstryk   Here is some progress on my Luna 9 work. Enjoy...   Feb 12 2006, 01:52 AM
- - RNeuhaus   The view on Moon surface is somewhat strange to me...   Feb 12 2006, 02:00 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Very nice, Ted. The spacecraft tilted slightly be...   Feb 12 2006, 05:17 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   The Soviets remarked on that slight post-landing s...   Feb 12 2006, 06:11 AM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Feb 12 2006, 06:11 A...   Feb 12 2006, 03:02 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (tedstryk @ Feb 12 2006, 03:02 PM) ...   Feb 12 2006, 08:59 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   These days fax machines weigh about as two journal...   Feb 12 2006, 11:48 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Doppler, Bob? That doesn't sound right. I...   Feb 13 2006, 12:21 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 13 2006, 12:21 A...   Feb 13 2006, 12:26 AM
|- - tedstryk   Here is a version I am working on flattening out. ...   Feb 13 2006, 01:05 AM
- - edstrick   I have long looked at the Luna 9 pans and compared...   Feb 13 2006, 02:04 AM
- - Phil Stooke   There certainly is some low to medium scale relief...   Feb 13 2006, 03:55 AM
|- - ljk4-1   Would it be possible to use the Surveyor solar pan...   Feb 13 2006, 05:21 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Feb 13 2006, 05:21 A...   Feb 13 2006, 08:54 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (djellison @ Feb 13 2006, 08:54 AM)...   Feb 13 2006, 12:20 PM
|- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Feb 13 2006, 07:20 AM) ...   Feb 13 2006, 01:55 PM
|- - AndyG   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Feb 13 2006, 12:20 PM) ...   Feb 13 2006, 04:35 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Andy and Phil: I take your points - but remember ...   Feb 13 2006, 06:33 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Feb 13 2006, 12:33 PM) ...   Feb 13 2006, 11:18 PM
- - edstrick   Luna 9 might be in that cluster of secondaries at ...   Feb 13 2006, 05:56 AM
- - Phil Stooke   What about the optical reflectivity of the high ga...   Feb 13 2006, 04:22 PM
- - edstrick   Nah..... not hydrogen. Methane!   Feb 14 2006, 09:55 AM
- - Phil Stooke   "Surveyor 3 woke up enough to try to take TV ...   Feb 14 2006, 01:35 PM
|- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 14 2006, 08:35 A...   Feb 14 2006, 04:23 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 14 2006, 01:35 P...   Feb 14 2006, 07:40 PM
- - Phil Stooke   A rather bland image... it's the foreground of...   Feb 27 2006, 03:17 PM
|- - tedstryk   Phil, admit it. You don't reprocess these ima...   Feb 27 2006, 04:51 PM
- - Phil Stooke   You got it, Ted. The best part is, NASA is paying...   Feb 27 2006, 06:05 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This is the current state of the Surveyor 6 pan......   Feb 28 2006, 08:18 PM
|- - dilo   Amazing masterpiece, Phil ... I admire your patie...   Feb 28 2006, 08:33 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Phil: If you ever have time, would you consider t...   Feb 28 2006, 09:09 PM
- - Myran   On the subject on the flashes some claimed to have...   Feb 28 2006, 10:09 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (Myran @ Feb 28 2006, 10:09 PM) On ...   Feb 28 2006, 10:13 PM
- - Phil Stooke   My work with Surveyor pans is very tedious and tim...   Feb 28 2006, 10:25 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 28 2006, 04:25 P...   Feb 28 2006, 11:42 PM
|- - dilo   Phil, did you consider the use of a stitch program...   Mar 1 2006, 12:39 AM
- - Myran   QUOTE Bob Shaw said: ....there *have* been observa...   Feb 28 2006, 10:26 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Replying to two messages from Dilo - First, the M...   Mar 1 2006, 01:33 AM
|- - dilo   Thanks for details, Phil. Cannot wait for full-res...   Mar 1 2006, 06:30 AM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (dilo @ Mar 1 2006, 07:30 AM) Thank...   Mar 1 2006, 09:27 PM
- - Phil Stooke   oh yeah - I forgot to mention I get paid to play...   Mar 1 2006, 02:03 PM
- - antoniseb   That is a cool shot. I had forgotten about the pan...   Mar 5 2006, 10:34 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (antoniseb @ Mar 5 2006, 10:34 PM) ...   Mar 5 2006, 10:59 PM
- - edstrick   Its likely that any panels that did a posigrade lu...   Mar 6 2006, 08:27 AM
- - Phil Stooke   The next installment of the Surveyor 6 pan. This ...   Mar 6 2006, 05:06 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's a full resolution section from the Surv...   Mar 22 2006, 08:34 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Phil: Is this image of any use to you? It's o...   Mar 22 2006, 10:11 PM
|- - BruceMoomaw   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Mar 22 2006, 10:11 PM) ...   Mar 23 2006, 01:35 AM
|- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Mar 22 2006, 08:35 P...   Mar 23 2006, 02:14 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Judging by the number of posts, I'm only half ...   Mar 23 2006, 02:32 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   Internet posts are like eating chips out of a bag ...   Mar 23 2006, 03:42 AM
- - djellison   Hmm - pringles. Doug   Mar 23 2006, 02:18 PM
- - odave   This is pretty much why I'm skeptical about th...   Mar 23 2006, 02:34 PM
|- - ljk4-1   [quote name= quote in reply - removed [/quote] It...   Mar 23 2006, 03:06 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   I see Phil's LPSC talk on the great Lunar Land...   Mar 27 2006, 08:04 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I should emphasize I only submitted a "print-...   Mar 27 2006, 09:28 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Phil: I was intrigued by the (possible) Clementin...   Mar 28 2006, 12:47 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The possible Ranger 6 ejecta deposit is dark in th...   Mar 28 2006, 01:45 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Phil: What about the sizes of the areas disturbed...   Mar 28 2006, 02:06 PM
|- - ljk4-1   And wouldn't the color/shading of the impact a...   Mar 28 2006, 02:09 PM
- - Phil Stooke   We don't have a good sample, and the different...   Mar 28 2006, 02:17 PM
- - PhilHorzempa   It would be nice to find the impact location of Lu...   Mar 31 2006, 08:02 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   The Agena and Centaur stages were deliberately aim...   Mar 31 2006, 08:19 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Reports at the time all agree that the Luna 2 uppe...   Mar 31 2006, 08:51 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   An eccentric artistic globe-making enterprise whic...   Apr 7 2006, 11:14 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Surveyor 6 goodies: The raw panorama, scanned fro...   Apr 19 2006, 01:26 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Phil: Superb! And I'm really looking for...   Apr 19 2006, 02:44 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Bob asks: "Ever thought of putting up some Q...   Apr 19 2006, 03:12 PM
- - Bill Harris   >Now I have completed the set of five Surveyor ...   Apr 19 2006, 09:56 PM
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