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Phobos enters eclipse, sol 393

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, astronomy by planetary missions, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Phobos, animation

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Phobos enters eclipse, sol 393 Sixteen images captured at about 9:50 p.m. local time on sol 393 (September 14, 2013) watch Phobos pass into Mars' shadow, entering eclipse. Although in shadow, Phobos is still faintly lit by Mars twilight.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Images from sol 393 have been processed to approximately match brightness (exposure varied throughout the observation). Hot pixels have been painted out.

Here are some intermediate versions. Original photos, animated but unprocessed:

Phobos enters eclipse, Curiosity sol 393 (raw)

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Phobos enters eclipse, Curiosity sol 393 (raw)
Phobos enters eclipse, Curiosity sol 393 (hot pixels removed)

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Phobos enters eclipse, Curiosity sol 393 (hot pixels removed)

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about September 14, 2013

 

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