Open Source Huygens Images Processing

Editor's note: While ESA takes its time to slowly release images, full collections of Huygens imagery have already been processed and refined well beyond anything ESA has done - see Amateur compositions of the Huygens images for one spectacular collection. This mosaic (R) shows the 'drainiage systems' at Huygens' landing site. This panorama - in simulated colors, shows the location where Huygens landed from the air.

Then there is this animated GIF (1.6 mb) assembled from 98 surface shots. These individual frames are all still in need of some processing however, I cannot help but get the impression that something is flowing from the right to the left of the image - just past the larger ice rocks. Note: This may well be an optical illusion or artifact resulting from how these images were assembled.

If you scroll to the bottom of this page you can download all of the raw images for yourself in a variety fo formats. Why wait for ESA to get around to this - and have all the fun?

Editor's update: 17 January 2005: ESA has finally gotten around to posting the raw images from Huygen's descent to Titan. They have also posted a spectacular montage showing the view from 10 km above Titan

You can also download the raw images from the Descent Imager- Spectral Radiometer website at the University of Arizona. By the way, the DISR website notes that "The images from Titan are jointly copyrighted by The University of Arizona, the European Space Agency, and the National Aerodynamics and Space Administration.". Hmm, National Aerodynamics and Space Administration? You'd think someone at the University of Arizona would know the actual name of the agency who pays their bills by now.

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