I have been solving inverse problems (upsampling) for more than 20 years to improve the resolution of bitmaps image (http://www.resampling.narod.ru). I would like to try my algorithm to improve the LORRI raw images from Ultima Thule.

But I can't work with JPG format (http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/UltimaThule-Encounter/) because compression distorts information. Can I get the raw image in the uncompress format of a PNG or TIFF?

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    $\begingroup$ I doubt they've been downloaded yet $\endgroup$ – Steve Linton Jan 17 '19 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ also, the term "raw images" doesn't necessarily mean RAW image format with RAW in capital letters. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jan 17 '19 at 18:49

The raw images should eventually end up at the Planetary Data System. If you want them earlier for some reason, you could try asking the team, but...

  • $\begingroup$ They are there, but are available in jpg format (big size raw image). But no png format. ( $\endgroup$ – Vitaly Jan 17 '19 at 17:26
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    $\begingroup$ I looked, and it seems most of them are in very large bundles, of which I was not able to download in a reasonable amount of time. But they are required to produce raw images within a reasonable amount of time of receiving the data, I think 6 months, so... $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Jan 17 '19 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Vitaly Just confirmed, you get from PDS an image in the FITS format, which is the standard for NASA data sources. That is a raw format without compression. $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Jan 18 '19 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, thanks! I suspected it, but didn't know it was the FITS graphic format. $\endgroup$ – Vitaly Jan 21 '19 at 19:45

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