Even though it has now been 7 years since the last Galileo images of Jupiter's moon Io have been taken, many of the images taken of this colorful moon have not gotten wide circulation. This site consists of numerous color composites and mosaics of Io, some are reprocessed versions of the images that were press released, others are only available as raw images on the Galileo PDS site. These images are being made available for the benefit of the community.
This is an ongoing side-project of mine and images are being added and reprocessed all the time. The vast majority of the data used here has been calibrated and processed in ISIS, a spacecraft image processing software package by the Astrogeology Group at USGS-Flagstaff. The resulting processed images are then ported over to Photoshop where they are merged and converted to a format suitable for online viewing (normally PNG). In 2008, I extended this project to New Horizons and Voyager images, though I have had much less success with Voyager images in ISIS than I would have liked.
Another feature on this site are the maps I will be adding for each orbit (and later Voyager and New Horizons). these maps will help show visitors to this website how Io's appearance changed as a result of surface changes (as well as illumination angle changes). Currently, only a few maps are available but more are being added each week. Last year, I started a blog where I note when I've added new images to this page and other Io-related news. So be sure to check out the Gish Bar Times.
|G1||June 27, 1996||E19||February 1, 1999|
|G2||September 6, 1996||C20||May 5, 1999|
|C3||November 6, 1996||C21||July 1, 1999|
|E4||December 18, 1996||C22||August 14, 1999|
|E6||February 20, 1997||C23||September 16, 1999|
|G7||April 4, 1997||I24||October 11, 1999|
|G8||May 6, 1997||I25||November 26, 1999|
|C9||June 27, 1997||E26||January 3, 2000|
|C10||September 19, 1997||I27||February 22, 2000|
|E11||November 7, 1997||G28||May 20, 2000|
|E12||December 16, 1997||G29||December 29, 2000|
|E13||February 10, 1998||C30||May 25, 2001|
|E14||March 28, 1998||I31||August 6, 2001|
|E15||May 31, 1998||I32||October 16, 2001|
|E16||July 21, 1998||I33||January 17, 2002|
|E17||September 26, 1998||A34||November 5, 2002|
|E18||November 22, 1998||J35||September 22, 2003|
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Site last updated: February 5, 2008