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Ganymede Texture Map (11K)

Ok, I'm here with a realistic high-resolution Ganymede texture
USGS map was used as the main source, and the polar + some other areas were filled by Björn's texture. All connection lines of different colors and resolutions were smoothed out with a minimal loss of information. As always, I strove for the most realistic color, but I can't ensure high accuracy. The color was selected by mixing channels, the texture is gamma-corrected.
It's ready for use in Celestia. Celestia Origin uses a Virtual Texture version of this map.

August 3, 2021: regions from Juno flyby have been added and color realism has been improved. I was pleased that the previous version was used by ESA in the heic2107b publication.

Simple cylindrical projection, planetocentric coordinate system, center longitude 0°.

USGS color map of Ganymede
Björn Jónsson's map of Ganymede
Regions from Juno flyby by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Brian Swift © CC BY
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11520x5760px 59.26 MB
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Do You have a similiar 2D surface map of Callisto? I'm trying to make an animation about our Solar System and I'm trying to go into a lot of detail.

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dear god! it's beautiful!
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Thank you! :D

Nice to hear