Martian Color #5 June 30, 2006Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos.
Tags: Arizona State University, Cornell University, Don Davis, JPL, Mars, Melas Chasma, NASA, Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS)
This color treatment is the result of a collaboration between THEMIS team members at Cornell University and space artist Don Davis, who is an expert on true-color renderings of planetary and astronomical objects. Davis began with calibrated and co-registered THEMIS VIS multi-band radiance files produced by the Cornell group. Using as a guide true-color imaging from spacecraft and his own personal experience at Mt. Wilson and other observatories, he performed a manual color balance to display the spectral capabilities of the THEMIS imager within the context of other Mars observations. He also did some manual smoothing along with other image processing to minimize the effects of residual scattered light in the images. This two image mosaic shows part of the floor of Melas Chasma.