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Re: Electric Saturn

Unread postby comingfrom » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:57 pm

Surely not Cassini's Final Image.

Cassini managed to take a final monochrome image hours before splashdown?
I thought hours would have been enough time to take a few more photographs.
Maybe even a last photo or two after entering the atmosphere?

I read on, to see why that was the last image, when the descent still had hours to go.
No explanation.
As if we should consider it normal that they switched the cameras off hours early.

But I cannot believe they did.
That is just the final image that they are giving us.

Then, they also show us this.

A natural color view, created using images taken with red, green and blue spectral filters, of the last image taken by the imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
They take color filtered images of the monochrome image, to create a natural color view?

Does that sound right to you?

They're messing with us, I tell you.
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Re: Electric Saturn

Unread postby jacmac » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:00 am

It is my understanding, from the public radio discussions, that they turned off the camera when they no longer had enough time to transmit the photos.
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Re: Electric Saturn

Unread postby comingfrom » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:18 am

Thank you, Jac.
I understand your point. The images files are big, and take time to transmit. But hours?

I expected the last image should have been a partial image, which got cut off when the transmitter failed, or the signal got obscured by the atmosphere.

I can't see the point in turning any instruments off during the descent.
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