Saturday, April 24, 2004

More Titan Images: From Keck

To compliment the last post, the Titan Monitoring Program has a page with images of Titan taken at the 2.2 micron window (as opposed to the 1.6 micron methane window used by the ESO team). The images, and subsquent map, show many of the same features, like the dragon head, the dog with ball, and the lying H, as the seen in the ESO images. However, this data does cover the area between longitudes 90 W and 180 W that are not seen in the ESO data. This means that the "continent" shown in HST data from the mid-1990s can be seen.

A Dragon on the Surface of Titan

Some great new images ot Titan's taken by the ESA's European Southern Observatory were released earlier this month that provide our best view to date of Titan's. Still not quite sure about some of the provisional names, though they do provide a good basis from which to discuss surface features from image to image.