Since ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 historic touchdown, it has been continuously sharing pictures of the moon as well as the lander. However, ISRO has shared an 3D "anaglyph" of the Vikram lander on the Moon captured by the navigation camera of the Pragyan rover.
New Delhi: In the recent development, On Tuesday, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) released a 3-dimensional ‘anaglyph’ images of Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander from the Moon’s south pole. This image shows the left image within the red channel and the right image within the blue and green channels, resulting in an attractive cyan color. Those who unaware, ISRO’s ambitious mission ‘Chandrayaan-3’ had landed on the south pole of the Moon on August 23, with which India had created history. India became the fourth country to reach the Moon and the first to reach its South Pole. Since then ISRO has been continuously sharing pictures of the moon as well as the lander.
“The Anaglyph (stereoscopic motion) presented here is created using NavCam Stereo Images, which consist of both a left and right image captured onboard the Pragyan Rover,” the space agency said on X (formerly Twitter). The space agency said on This picture was taken from the camera, that was on Pragyan Rover. Therefore, anaglyph is a view of an object or terrain in three dimensions created using multi-view images.
Anaglyph is a simple visualization of the object or terrain in three dimensions from stereo or multi-view images.
The Anaglyph presented here is created using NavCam Stereo Images, which consist of both a left and right image captured onboard the Pragyan… pic.twitter.com/T8ksnvrovA
— ISRO (@isro) September 5, 2023
ISRO said, ‘In this 3-channel image, the left image is placed in the red channel, while the right image is placed in the blue and green channels (creating space). The difference in perspective between these two images results in a stereo effect, which appears to be viewed in 3D. Red and Cyan glasses are recommended for 3D viewing.
ISRO had announced on Monday that the Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-3 mission went into hibernation mode at around 8 am Indian time. Earlier, experiments were carried out in situ at the new location by CHASTE, Rambha-LP and ILSA payloads. The data collected was sent to Earth. All payloads were turned off and the lander’s receiver was kept operational.
ISRO had said that ‘Vikram’ lander moved further towards fulfilling its mission objectives. ISRO said that the important thing about the campaign is that this process has now increased the hopes regarding the return of ‘sample’ and human mission to the Moon in the future. ISRO had said, ‘When the solar power was exhausted and the battery also stopped getting energy, Vikram went into inactive state near Pragyan. He is expected to be activated around September 22, 2023.
India scripts history on August 23 after the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3’s ‘Vikram’ lander on the surface of the Moon’s south pole. India has become the fourth country to reach the surface of the Moon and the first country to reach its South Pole.
An ‘anaglyph’ images means a stereoscopic motion or still picture in which the right component of a composite image usually red in color is superposed on the left component in a contrasting color to produce a three-dimensional effect when viewed through correspondingly colored filters in the form of spectacles.