New Horizons truecolor Pluto recolored in Viridis and Inferno

Oh, the new, perceptual MatplotLib colormaps…..

Here’s one stunning, recent Truecolor image of Pluto from the New Horizons mission:

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Original image: The Rich Color Variations of Pluto. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI. Click on the image to view the full feature on New Horizon’s site

Below, I recolored using two of the new colormaps:

colormappedNew_Horizons_Pluto

Recolored images: I like Viridis, by it is Inferno that really brings to life this image, because of its wider hue and lightness range!

 

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