- Apr 9, 2008
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Author: post much?
==Wow, 5 hours and Dropbox froze the public folder! Now using MEGA.==
Mercury full resolution MESSENGER color mosaic at Level 11
Download this to your Orbiter folder, then use WinRAR to "Extract Here".
This surface map uses the 250m 750nm band as a "pan-sharpening"
of the 665m 8-band Mercury color map. The "LAB color space" trick
was used to replace the lightness channel with the pan-sharpening data.
Do note that there are areas missing color since the color map does not
have complete coverage. Should there be a more complete color mosaic, this
map will be updated to include it.
I color matched the mosaic to the image included in the archive, which is
a closer approximation to true color, for those who prefer the look of the
false-color map. A "redder" version should follow soon.
Also, the albedo has been matched to the map, so you can copy the values
over if you don't want to replace "Mercury.cfg".