Jul 20 2010, 08:23 PM
Jul 20 2010, 10:13 PM
In a release
from JPL on "moon-building" in the F-ring, they link to a nice desktop image of Omega Centauri behind the F-ring and a downloadable version of the movie.Catching a Cluster of Stars
I'll add a WOW. I love these images of the Solar System in the context of the universe of a whole.
Jul 21 2010, 03:52 AM
I had a look at the Cassini raw images for March 29, 2009, and sure enough, you can see the cluster, but not as clearly as the image in the JPL release. They must have enhanced the cluster, or else they used images of better quality than the raws?
Jul 21 2010, 04:39 AM
They will have used the calibrated process imagery that will eventually make it into the PDS>
As with MER, the JPG's are rough, ready, unprocessed and stretched.
Jul 21 2010, 12:30 PM
The data is already archived at the PDS and they said they brightened the stars 10x compared to the rings so no wonder they are more prominent than in the raws.