The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
A reconstruction of Io's true color
Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, explaining image processing
The left image is a straight red-green-violet color combination from Galileo. The right image has a blue channel synthesized from blue and green filter images (blue = 0.55*green + 0.45*violet) and may be a closer representation of the color that Io would appear to the human observer.
NASA / JPL / UA / color composite by Jason Perry
Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1998.
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