Creating a Pluto flyby using unaligned New Horizons images
J Thoendell stashed this in Space
To produce this GIF, I wrote a Python script to process unaligned JPEG images directly from the New Horizons jhuapl.edu LORRI page. The script translates and rotates input images such that background stars in the image line up, which are then composed into a GIF. The result is a timelapse of New Horizon’s view, as if the camera were pointing in the same direction for the duration.