Methane images

By Candy on 2017-12-28 UT

The methane filter is narrow, centered on 889 nm.  Features that are bright in methane images are typically found at high altitudes where light is reflected before it is absorbed.

This is the filter bandpass:

filter bandpassHere is a nice image of the south polar hood:

south polar hoodWe have a source of stray light that causes bright artifacts in the images.  Those portions of the images are saturated, but other areas in the image are fine and can be used for analysis.

s pole with labels



  1. comment by Candy AUTHOR on 2017-12-28 21:42 UT

    The Great Red Spot shows up nicely too.