Imaging Mars Presentation
Imaging Mars is a presentation created primarily for astronomy clubs and space exploration related conventions. This lecture deals with planetary image processing and how the raw data returned by the various robotic missions are digitally processed. This includes noise removal, contrast enhancement, compositing images, and color processing. Relevant elements of art theory are incorporated with respect to creating the most attractive image possible given the data constraints placed on the "artist".
The majority of the presentation deals with the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) mission and the Mars Observer Camera (MOC). Included in the presentation is an explanation of the Mars Quadrangle System, which divides Mars into 30 quadrangles, and how to go about identifying and retrieving Mars Observer Camera image files from the NASA Planetary Image Atlas.
The length of this presentation is between 40 and 60 minutes.
The program is available as both a live in-person presentation and as a virtual presentation.
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