Zoom in on Plane: Any insight here? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... 5 thoughts on “Zoom in on Plane: Any insight here?” Add yours I think the color channels are captured separately by the satellite, and then combined to form an image, and this works great for most things on the ground that aren’t moving very fast. But the plane moves a noticeable distance between color channel captures. There’s a really great example here. Reply it’s weird, though, that there are more than 3 images. I wouldn’t think they’d need that many channels. Reply Holy cow, this is super awesome, Brian! I’d say the satellite image is a composite of four shots, taken after each other. Three are taken with only one of the primary colors, each. One recorded “light levels”? How did you find that? Reply My first thought was chromatic aberration. The focal plane is the ground, so anything out of focus will be blurry… but blurry means different things for different colors. But no – it’s definitely not that. I agree with earlier comments: 4 images, taken at separate times. And I love how you can really see the cyan and yellow. That fourth image (??) is pretty crisp. But what is that image? Contrast? Edges? Can you have a channel set up to detect just that? Reply Are we allowed to use Google for our insight? http://www.geoeye.com/CorpSite/products-and-services/imagery-sources/ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.