will the hyugens probe take color pictures from titan?

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will the hyugens probe take color pictures from titan?

Post by name_removed » Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:27 am

or just black and white pictures?
how much?
when they will arrive on earth?

i cant wait to see the gasolyne oceans and rains :o

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Post by crosscountry » Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:44 pm

I haven't a clue. But I surmise they will use the frequencies that will serve the most useful. be that Infrared or radar it's ok with me.

Guest

Post by Guest » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:55 am

i would love to see color images as seen in the venera missions over venus's surface
but maybe titan doesent have enought light to get a color image...maybe too much fog even for use of flash
but if its infrared or radar....it will be black and white :cry:

name_removed

Post by name_removed » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:32 pm

by the way
when the first images from the hyugens will be received?
i bet that we will see them first in the APOD :D

DAMN I CANT WAIT!
IF THE PROBE FAILS OR SOMETHING I SWEAR MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE!

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pictures

Post by Boldra » Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:00 pm

from http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/operations/h ... ission.cfm:
During its descent, Huygens' camera will capture more than 1,100 images, while the Probe's other five instruments will sample Titan's atmosphere and determine its composition.
I don't think there will be enough light on the surface for pictures, but there will be pictures on the way down.

Boldra

Christian Huygens

Post by Christian Huygens » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:36 pm

Take a look at the first pictures boys and girls: http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/hu ... 50114.html

Titanosaurus

Post by Titanosaurus » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:44 pm

Fantastic!

Christian Huygens

Post by Christian Huygens » Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:20 am

Final answer…

YES! :shock: Colour picture taken in dim light, on the ground of Titan! Wow! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/i ... ageID=1310

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Fake!

Post by makc » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:38 am

open it in photoshop.
then substract 60 points from master ("curves" transform)

you'll see much better color.

though, it is not real. if you perform "levels" on each R, G and B separately (adjusting darkest to 0 and brightest to 255), you will have - what a surprise - original grayscale image.

this is a sad consequence of adding color afterwards.

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Post by Bad Buoys » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:38 am

YEAH !!!

An OUTSTANDING job by all involved.
The pictures are stunning, much better than a 'boring' ocean!

Now I hate to appear totally ignorant, but I am.

I'm assuming that all the talk of hydrocarbon compounds is based upon knowledge gained from some spectroscopy?

What are the popular theories of how these compounds were formed? Do we know what types of hydrocarbons exist? Unlike our popular hydrocarbons, I doubt they're based upon organic matter. Wouldn't that be shattering news to the 'instantaneous creationists'.

Maybe the oceans would be interesting - like a lava lamp with oils of differing densities heated slightly by the planets compressed core?

My CRC physics/chem handbook is quite old ['64]. Anyone got a list of hydrocarbon states vs temp at what is measured as the surface pressure on Titan?