The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Standing on Venus with Venera 9
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Venus missions before 2000, Venus
On October 22, 1975, Venera 9 landed on the surface of Venus and acquired a 180-degree panorama of the surface
. Ted Stryk used the images in the panorama to create this artistic view of what the scene would look like if one were standing on the surface. This view was created by rectifying the individual images in the panorama to show the surface at a more natural angle, sampling each image at different distances from the lander and using image data to fill any gaps remaining after this process. The objects in the image are real, though the arrangement is not.
Standing on Venus with Venera 9 (colorized)
This version of Ted Stryk's artistic interpretation of the October 22, 1975 Venera 9 surface images of Venus has been colorized using Venera 13 data. The grayscale version is available here
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Original image data dated on or about October 22, 1975
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