Latest Pluto image from New Horizons, processed with only minimal sharpening applied. Enhanced background contrast to reveal few stars on the background. Distance is now 26 million kilometers. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
New processed image of Pluto and Charon, from the latest New Horizons releases on Jun 22, 2015. This image is the result of combining 4 different images, taken from a distance of 26.8M km. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Been playing with the latest raw images received from New Horizons and published today. Not really sure how many of the features visible in the resulting image below are real instead of being just processing artifacts. The profile of the shadow seems to suggest the presence of a something similar to large impact crater, but…
This image of Pluto and Charon has been obtained by processing 4 raw images taken by New Horizons’s LORRI camera on June 18. New Horizons was 35M km away from Pluto when it captured those images. LORRI images are published by NASA on the New Horizons website.