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 Post subject: Re: Pluto
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:19 pm 
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Here's the latest image from yesterday, at a range of just over 8 million miles:
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 Post subject: New Horizons: safe & sound?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:36 am 
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NASA reports that following an "anomaly" on Saturday, the spacecraft put itself into "safe mode", but anticiaptes that it will resume collecting science data tomorrow (Tues 7th).
https://www.nasa.gov/nh/new-horizons-plans-july-7-return-to-normal-science-operations


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 Post subject: Re: Pluto image processing
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:52 pm 
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Since I got back from our meeting, I've been doing some more experiments with the five LORRI images from the morning of 3-Jul.

The orientation of the spacecraft had changed as these were taken, so there is considerable field-rotation and de-registration between the images. However I've found that running a couple of iterations of IRIS's PREREGISTER and then RREGISTER commands, I've been able to line them up and stack them:
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That large crater-like feature is there again!


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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Safari App
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:17 pm 
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Pluto. Three images downloaded this evening from the LORRI site. Processed in IRIS with help from Ross at yesterdays meeting


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 Post subject: Re: Pluto images
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:41 am 
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Well done Bill!
That's from 3x 100ms from a distance of under 5 million miles now.
As the range to target decreases, the image details should improve rapidly over the next five days - watch this space!


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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Safari App
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:23 pm 
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if anyone has National Geographic Channel it will be broadcasted on this Sunday at 8pm

http://virginmediapresents.com/#all/mission-pluto


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 Post subject: Re: Pluto latest
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Three images from yesterday morning have just been released.
These were taken from a range of under 4 million miles:
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 Post subject: Re: Pluto latest
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:03 pm 
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This is a stack of three images from Thursday evening, from a range of just 3.3 million miles:
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Is that a large impact crater with a central peak in the upper left quadrant?


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 Post subject: Zooming in to Pluto
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:27 am 
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The latest images were taken yesterday morning from a distance of only 2.5 million miles:
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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Safari App
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:14 am 
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It seems Charon will no longer fit in the frame. One LORRI image transmitted yesterday so I.ve put the two together.


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