Fun with Jupiter and Photoshop

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011 to orbit, explore and photograph Jupiter.

Juno began orbiting the massive gas giant last July, and NASA is sharing the love with their JunoCam community, which lets members observe and download raw JunoCam images. You can also do your own image processing. NASA says:

Anything from cropping to color enhancing to collaging is fair game. Then upload your creations here.

I downloaded a zipped file of photos used for the image [below] from Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 3 (Perijove is the point in a spacecraft’s orbit where the spacecraft is closest to Jupiter).

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After adjusting the tonal range and sandwiching a few layers together, (processed image [below] I noticed a round object following a fairly straight path, apparently passing between Juno and Jupiter. It can be seen at the left-hand side of the photo, moving at an approximate 75 degree angle.

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Is it a moon, a speck on the lens, or a wayward Phileas Fogg?

If anyone has any ideas, let me know –

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