Comparing Callisto's markings at varying distances
Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:23 AM
This was my first attempt to image detail on a Jovian moon so the pattern I captured may or may not be comprised of artifacts however based on the above analysis I believe that it may also reflect albedo features. When the weather finally clears I'd like to try again on Ganymede.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:29 PM
Now check out the following photo of Callisto that was an Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day. It has a dark central area similar to my red channel; the detail is especially clear upon raising the gamma level to brighten the image:
I'm not sure what if any conclusions can be drawn but I'm just trying to understand how much detail can be obtained from an amateur image of Callisto.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:31 PM