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Björn Jónsson

Bjorn Jonsson

Björn Jónsson

Björn Jónsson (Iceland) is the developer of the IMG2PNG software, which batch-converts spacecraft image data to PNG format.  His website contains simulated views of other planets produced using image maps generated from space image data; most of his image processing work is posted only within unmannespaceflight.com or on this website. (UMSF Moderator: Bjorn Jonsson)

Latest Blog Posts

Juno meets Cassini: A new merged global map of Jupiter

May 14, 2018

The Juno spacecraft that is currently orbiting Jupiter has obtained the first good images of Jupiter's polar regions. I am presenting here a combined global map of Jupiter, made from a Cassini map I made for the equatorial and temperate regions and polar maps made from the Juno JunoCam and JIRAM polar images.

Diving into Juno JIRAM data archives

April 11, 2018

The Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument can obtain images in two infrared bands. JIRAM can see the nightside of Jupiter (including the winter pole) and takes spectacular animations.

Voyager 40th anniversary: Revisiting the Voyagers' planetary views

August 30, 2017

Björn Jónsson argues that even now, 40 years after Voyager 1 and 2 were launched, a lot of the data they returned is still of high interest.

Latest Processed Space Images

OSIRIS-REx MapCam view of the Moon, 3 days after flyby

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Color image enlarged by a factor of 2. OSIRIS-REx took this photo on 25 September 2017 from a range of 1,227,000 kilometers.

OSIRIS-REx PolyCam view of the Moon, 3 days after flyby

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North is to the upper right. The circular dark spot left of center near the terminator is Mare Crisium. OSIRIS-REx took this photo on 25 September 2017 from a range of 1,166,000 kilometers.

OSIRIS-REx NavCam view of Earth, just after flyby

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Just a few hours after its gravity-assist flyby of Earth, OSIRIS-REx tested many of its instruments on our home planet. It was 123,000 kilometers away when it took this photo on 22 September 2017.

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