Enceladus color surface map

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Enceladus color surface map

Post #1by fsgregs » 16.09.2017, 21:43

Now that Cassini is no more, I have been searching for an updated high-res color map of Enceladus, with hints of blue tiger stripes, and no more blurry surfaces. I found a grayscale big map of Enceladus on the NASA website, and I found lots of photos of Enceladus in true color, with lots of blue stripes. I can't find a surface map to go along with that picture. The ones on Steve Albers site, and the motherlode, are either older textures still blurred in spots, or are in grayscale.

Does anyone have an Enceladus surface map that looks like the picture taken by Cassini?
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Post #2by CM1215 » 16.09.2017, 22:07

I found an Enceladus 15k false color map from I believe a NASA site. I offset it by 180 degrees and recolorized it, and now only the blue shows. I may need to brighten it up, because it appears a bit too dark.

Here is the download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5A59f3et_cJekFfTnkxOTRMcWs
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Post #3by fsgregs » 17.09.2017, 01:34

Thanks for the texture. It is more detailed than what is on motherlode, and you did get some nice color into it. here is a screenshot with your texture matching the above picture.

Perhaps NASA will get around to publishing a new texture that is identical to the original photo. Cassini certainly has snapped enough pictures to make one. I would love to see all those lines, and the deeper blues. It really is a dramatic moon.
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Post #4by FarGetaNik » 17.09.2017, 09:02

I prefer to have some more realism, I don't know what is desired here. But I processed the Enceladus false color map in a way to represent more natural colors:

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I made a 16k virtual texture from it. I wanted to reprocess it a bit but Gimp is not quite capable of doing so yet... at least not the way I intend to.

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Post #5by Art Blos » 17.09.2017, 11:22

In true color Enceladus pure white. There are no blue lines.

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