For Your Eyes Only

Press Release - Pegasus Research Consortium - December 18, 2006
Post 2684714

For several days now we have heard from those who claim the images are not real color, or natural color etc... Let me set this to rest once and for all. The data I am going to provide here is taken from the PDF mission report courtesy of the Department of Defense's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, the very people who funded the mission.  One of my contacts linked me to the document so we can lay the color issue to rest.

Here are a few excerpts about the cameras and the type of images and spectral range they cover. Below that are a few images for comparison. At the end of this press release you will find a link to the DoD document.

About the Images

Clementine completely mapped the lunar surface in 14 discrete spectral bands ranging
from the near ultraviolet (0.415 µm), through the visible spectrum, to the far infrared (9.5 µm).

About the Cameras

High Resolution Camera - This 1.1 kg camera operates at visible wavelengths (0.415 to 0.75 µm) with silicon CCD technology combined with a compact, lightweight image intensifier.

To provide reliable, solid state, cost effective imaging in the near ultraviolet,
visible, and near infrared regions of the spectrum (from 0.3 to 1.0 µm), LLNL designed and built a medium resolution, 0.426 kg camera that uses silicon charge coupled device
(CCD) technology. For Clementine, this camera was combined with a six position spectral filter wheel for remote sensing applications and, specifically, for mineral typing studies of the Moon. The image below shows the African continent imaged by the ultraviolet/visible camera at five different wavelengths on a clear day from a distance of 384,000 km.

Ok there you have it folks, the high resolution camera [b]ONLY[/b] takes images in the visible light spectrum. Those are TWO of the cameras and the ones important to the issue at hand. The rest of the data on cameras is extensive and can be found in the report.

The picture below is the one mentioned in the excerpt...


The African continent on Earth imaged by the ultraviolet/visible
camera at five different wavelengths on a clear day, March 13, 1994, from a distance
of 384,000 km while Clementine orbited the Moon. (f) A broad band,  composite view of the
African continent.

Now Saviour of the Real posted this image... BTW Saviour I would like to thank you for providing us with so many leads to help us prove our point :up:



This image is a composite with the previous image of the Earth showing Africa that has been enhanced and enlarged, then pasted above the b&w image of the moon at an altitude lower than it really is. Its a promotional picture. This line is found below the image at the USGS website...

"The Earth actually appeared about twice as far above the lunar horizon as shown."

Here are two more images from the same source proving once and for all that the camera on board Clementine not only CAN but DOES take real, normal, visible light spectrum images in true color, and very nice ones at that The images below were taken while Clementine was on its way to the moon, and with the MEDIUM UV/VIS camera!

"Earth-Moon Transit Images:
The two images below are the Earth as viewed by the UVVIS camera while Clementine was in transit to the Moon. - USGS"


Here is the source of PDF Official Mission File... Look it over and we will bring it up again later to discuss the satellite itself.
Department of Defense's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
SOURCE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory PDF File

Pawn takes Queen's Knight :P


Scientific Visualization Studio
The Image below has been posted here by others as representing a true image of Aristarchus Crater taken by the Hubble Space Telescope...  This is very misleading...
The above image was created by J. Garvin and his team. It is a composite image that is one frame of an animation. Below is the relevant data. You can compare the name on the image to those below.

HST imagery of Aristarchus Crater draped over simulated topography

  Greg Shirah (Lead)
  Alex Kekesi
  Greg Bacon
Studio: SVS
Completed: 2005-10-12
Scientist: James Garvin (NASA/GSFC)
Data Collected: 
  HST: 2005/08/16 - 2005/08/21; 
  Clementine: 1998/02/07-1999/06/25

SOURCE: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Coming soon...

The Mystery of Clementine Explored

Happy Holidays to Everyone
From the Pegasus Group

Join the live discussion on Anomalies on the Moon and on Mars 
at Above Top Secret Discussion Forum

John Lear's Moon Pictures on ATS


Revealed for the First Time Color Images of the Moon from Clementine Satellite

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