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Titan in natural color and infrared

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Titan in natural color and infrared

Left: Titan in natural color from Cassini ISS wideband red, green, blue, and UV filter images in their respective channels, with blue and UV sharing the blue channel.

Right side: Narrowband data allow us to peek through Titan's haze. In this view, the red channel is infrared, and green and blue are two methane bands (MT1 and MT2, respectively). The infrared data has been applied as luminosity to further enhance the visibility of Titan's surface features.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Judy Schmidt

Filters used in these images:

Red: RED 650W
Green: GRN 568W
Blue: BL1 451W + UV3 338W

Red: CB3 938N
Green: MT2 727N
Blue: MT1 619N

Original image data dated on or about January 5, 2013.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Judy Schmidt


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