M45 (Pleaides)

I downloaded the DSS 1 images from LEDAS DSS in the UK. The 1.75 degree field needed to cover the same area as the Cassini image came out at a 50Mb FITS file. I tried to match the rotation and brightness if the Cassini image. When viewed side by side, some people report seeing a 3D effect.

Ciclops site tells us that: "The monochrome view was made by combining 49 clear filter images of the Pleiades taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Aug. 1, 2006. The images were taken as a part of a sequence designed to help calibrate the camera electronics."

This Cassini image must be the largest baseline image ever taken. Which leaves one wondering if images from Cassini [or any other Solar System probe] can be used to measure parallax by the professionals? Note: the Ciclops site carries this disclaimer- Cassini images released to the public have not been properly calibrated in any way and should not be used for any scientific purpose.

This fits liberator image is not available for sale.

Tom Caldwell & the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator

About the FITS Image

Name:Tom Caldwell
Country:United Kingdom


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