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Daniel Macháček

Daniel Macháček (Czech Republic) blogs at My Favourite Universe (in Czech) and posts some of his images and movies on this website and on Youtube. He participates at under the username machi.

Latest Blog Posts

The Two Faces of Phoebe

Posted 2014/02/13 10:03 CST | 7 comments

Cassini flew past Phoebe on June 11, 2004, on its way to entering Saturn orbit. The flyby was almost perfect but overexposure of some images have prevented color mosaics from being produced. Even though Phoebe's body is gray and dull in color, the absence of color images always provoked me. By using VIMS data, I have now produced color mosaics.

Images from the long-awaited Dawn Vesta data set

Posted 2012/11/29 11:55 CST | 4 comments

A few days ago, the Dawn mission finally published their archival data. During the year of delay I often looked with anticipation to the Planetary Data System to check whether or not images were there, and I am delighted that they are finally available. Was the wait worth it? Definitely!

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Latest Processed Space Images

High-resolution Galileo mosaic of Europa

High-resolution Galileo mosaic of Europa

Posted 2016/01/24 | 0 comments

This is one of the highest resolution mosaics of Europa from Galileo, with resolution of ~10 m/pix horizontal. The mosaic was acquired on December 16, 1997. The images have been artificially colorized by taking the average color of the region covered by the images (8.55°S, 215°W) .

Zooming in on Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Zooming in on Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Posted 2016/01/24 | 0 comments

Examples of high resolution (~5.5 km/pixel) Voyager 1 images of weather patterns within Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Color was created from green, violet and synthetic images, and the contrast has been exaggerated.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Voyager 1

Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Voyager 1

Posted 2016/01/24 | 0 comments

The Great Red Spot as viewed by Voyager 1 on March 5, 1979, resampled to a resolution of 5 km/pixel (original resolution ~5.5 km/pixel). The color information was taken from wide angle violet, green and orange filter images.

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