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PostPosted: Sat, 21-02-09, 0:02 GMT 
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Hi all,

since there is a VERY nice, NEW official texture map of Enceladus from the Ciclops team
(Jan 22, 2009),

http://ciclops.org/maps.php

I thought I had a go at it to make it even nicer and ready for 3d visualization. It's fate is however quite uncertain, due to some unpleasant event happening tonight ...

Nevertheless, have a look. I did quite a bit of smoothing of rough mosaic transitions. Altogether plenty of delicate fine tuning, without altering the amazing amount of original detail, of course.

Here is the 6 fold reduced simple cylindical map that is 4096x2048 pixels in reality.

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Compared to the previous official Ciclops texture of June 2008, there is great progress due to close fly-by's in the meantime.

Here are 3 shots from within Celestia, viewed from different angles so you get a fair overall impression:

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Look at the impressive craters in the northern hemisphere!

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Enjoy,
Fridger


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Here is a most striking groove pattern that extends effectively over most of Enceladus, as you can see. I chose this close-up to give you a feel of the high amount of detail, despite this is "only" a 4k texture.

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So where can one grab this beautiful 4k texture?
Thanks, Greedy Brain-Dead Bob :lol:

P.S. -
Keep up the spectacular work you do here Good Doctor.
Some of us do really appreciate your efforts in realism.


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Hi Bob,

BobHegwood wrote:
So where can one grab this beautiful 4k texture?
Thanks, Greedy Brain-Dead Bob :lol:


Well, as it appears in CelestiaSci in a short while!

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P.S. -
Keep up the spectacular work you do here Good Doctor.
Some of us do really appreciate your efforts in realism.


Cheers & thanks,

Fridger


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t00fri wrote:
Well, as it appears in CelestiaSci in a short while!


Thanks very much Good Doctor...
Very much looking forward to anything you decide to do. :wink:


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Amazing for 4k... great!


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Greetings Fridger and all,

Just for fun here is a link to my updated Enceladus map that shows some new details from the recent Nov 2009 flyby. This has been matched positionally to the latest official map as close as I can and in certain areas may be more internally consistent.

http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html#ENCELADUS

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scalbers wrote:
Greetings Fridger and all,

Just for fun here is a link to my updated Enceladus map that shows some new details from the recent Nov 2009 flyby. This has been matched positionally to the latest official map as close as I can and in certain areas may be more internally consistent.

http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html#ENCELADUS

Steve


Hi Steve,

thanks for letting us know! I just didn't find the time yet to update my present 2009 Enceladus texture. It's certainly on my agenda.

Your texture looks pretty good, notably also the careful coloration and the smooth mosaic transitions. I feel the northern parts might need a certain amount of contrast "equilibration" relative to the southern region. Thus, the north looks a little "pale" it seems to me.

Fridger


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