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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)

Unless otherwise specified, the work of Jonsson is shared on planetary.org under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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Latest Blog Posts

Mapping Europa

Posted 2015/02/18 01:38 CST | 2 comments

Several global maps have been made of Europa, but amateur image processor Björn Jónsson felt they could be improved—so he decided to make a new one.

Revisiting Uranus with Voyager 2

Posted 2014/12/10 10:44 CST | 2 comments

Amateur image processor Björn Jónsson brings us some new views of Uranus from reprocessed Voyager 2 data.

Producing global views of Vesta from archival data

Posted 2013/08/21 12:18 CDT | 3 comments

Björn Jónsson produces beautiful color and 3D global mosaics of Vesta from Dawn's archival data.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Charon's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)

Charon's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)

Posted 2015/07/03 | 0 comments

Pluto nearly doubled in apparent size in New Horizons' forward view between June 22 and July 1, 2015. This period covered more than one Pluto day.

Pluto's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)

Pluto's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)

Posted 2015/07/03 | 0 comments

Pluto nearly doubled in apparent size in New Horizons' forward view between June 22 and July 1, 2015. This period covered more than one Pluto day.

New Horizons' view of Pluto on June 6, 2015

New Horizons' view of Pluto on June 6, 2015

Posted 2015/06/09 | 0 comments

New Horizons captured the four images used to make this view on June 6, 2015 from a distance of 46 million kilometers. Four images have been stacked and sharpened. The dark line running across Pluto is likely a real feature, not a processing artifact. Charon is still too small for any apparent features to be definitively discerned.

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