Experimental anaglyph from methane filter image PJ25_26

2020-04-12 01:14 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 25

Images obtained with JunoCam's methane filter can be used to estimate the relative altitudes of Jupiter's clouds. Features that appear bright in the methane images are high in the atmosphere whereas darker features are located at lower altitudes.

This is an experimental anaglyph created by using methane filter image PJ25_26 to construct a digital elevation model (DEM) of Jupiter's clouds. A slightly enhanced version of image PJ25_25 (a normal color image) was then draped over the DEM. Here it is assumed that the cloud altitudes are a linear function of brightness in the methane image. This assumption is not accurate but is nevertheless good enough to result in a nice DEM and anaglyph. Elevation differences are exaggerated. From this image it is obvious that as expected, bright features tend to be higher in the atmosphere than dark features.

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