A global view of Jupiter from Cassini
CB2 (near infrared) and BL1 (blue) images were used. At this time Cassini wasn't taking green filtered images so I created a synthetic green image as GRN = 1.126959 x (0.481 x CB2 + 0.519 x BL1). I also created a synthetic red (CB1) image as CB1 = 1.106251 x (0.774 x CB2 + 0.226 x BL1) using CB1, GRN and BL1 images obtained at a greater range a few weeks earlier as a guide. I then altered the color balance slightly to make the bright zones more whitish and less yellowish. The images were reprojected to simple cylindrical projection, mosaicked and then rendered using the viewing geometry Cassini had when it took one of the BL1 images. The final step was to sharpen the resulting image slightly.
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