Downloading the "How to work with Mars Express VMC images" class
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
16-12-2009 10:21 CST
Here's the information on how to watch the class on how to work with Mars Express VMC images, which I conducted to a small audience this morning.
Go to the Space Imaging section of our website, to the Tutorials page, and follow the links to the WebEx recording, either streamed or downloaded. Before you do so, you will want to have either GIMP or Photoshop installed on your computer.
Example raw Mars Express VMC image
This is an example of a VMC image that has been processed through version 3 of Gordan Ugarkovic's vmc2rgb software
to produce an RGB color image by demosaicking and flatfielding the original raw data from the VMC instrument. It was taken by Mars Express on October 9, 2008 and includes the Tharsis montes as well as Olympus mons (barely visible on the terminator near the top). At the bottom of the disk, Valles Marineris appears unusually bright -- perhaps there is a fog or dust event going on inside it?
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