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Perijove 1 - Jupiter's North Pole

After posting my image of Jupiter’s south pole, I thought that I should probably attempt to recreate the north pole using the same techniques. This image was definitely trickier however due to a much higher level of compression (and resultant lack of definition) in the raw data. I’ve since been informed over on Unmanned Spaceflight that one of the aim’s during PJ1 was to test out differing levels of compression in order to ensure that future flybys can send as much, high-quality data as possible.

Jupiter's north pole, constructed from raw images using common Visual Effects techniques and The Foundry's Nuke compositing software. Visible compression artefacts are present in the raw data and not introduced through processing. Image Credit : NASA, SwRI, MSSS & Matt Brealey.

I was also informed that the colour of my processed images is in-fact slightly incorrect, as I haven’t accounted for the yellow that JunoCam naturally introduces. I’ve since corrected for this however, and the original image posted is included below.

Jupiter's north pole, constructed from raw images using common Visual Effects techniques and The Foundry's Nuke compositing software. Visible compression artefacts are present in the raw data and not introduced through processing. Image Credit : NASA, SwRI, MSSS & Matt Brealey.

Matt Brealey