3D Stereograph of Jupiter from the South Pole PJ22 50 & 51 (for Parallel or Cross-Eyed Viewing)

2019-10-12 13:36 UT
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Submitted By : Zilch0MD
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 22

This is an actual stereograph, not an artificial 3D conversion made from a single 2D image. The 7 minutes 1.3 second interval between two JunoCam images taken during the time lapse sequence of Perijove 22 (12 September 2019 at 04:57:58.434 and 05:04:59.710 UTC) established a stereo base (camera separation) of thousands of kilometers, from which this stereographic image pair was crafted using Photoshop. Thanks to the velocity of Juno, the distance traveled during the interval between these two captures effectively gives our eyes that same separation. Viewing Jupiter at a known average altitude of 120,678.1 km (74,985.9 miles), it's nevertheless possible to perceive features of the atmosphere three dimensionally. Juno's actual speed and, thus, the stereo base for this image pair from Perijove 22, is unknown (at least to the creator of this stereograph). Note that during the 7 minutes 1.3 second interval, Juno ascended 11,680.2‬ km (7257.7 miles), from 114,838.0 km to 126,518.2 km (a 10.17% gain in altitude), requiring z-axis correction in addition to x- and y-axis skewing, to produce the stereograph. Also: Dissimilar but radially thin slivers of the horizon were trimmed from both of the source images to eliminate uncorrectable retinal rivalry seen when fusing the image pair and to exclude some RGB artifacts that can be seen at the horizon in the original images.