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New Horizons Arrives At Ksc
djellison
post Dec 12 2005, 08:24 PM
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NH will be able to see Pluto at a resolution better than that of the HST from 12 weeks before fly-by



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post Dec 12 2005, 08:29 PM
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I am reminded of an episode of Father Ted....

The idiotic Father Dougal can not understand why the little model cow on the window ledge looks to be the same size as a real cow a few hundred meters away on a hill, and the long suffering Father Ted tries to explain it...

Ted : Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These (pointing to plastic cows on table) are very small; those (pointing out of the window) are far away...
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/St...ounds/small.wav


Now concentrate....Alan's head is small, and NH is FAAAR away...


Lovely photo - kudos to which ever KSC/JHU/Press person took it, it's the sort of thing you'd put on your wall, and in 20, 30 years time show to young relatives "this is what we did in 2005"

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post Dec 12 2005, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Dec 12 2005, 01:06 PM)
What is the farthest distance (and currently planned date) New Horizons will be from Pluto before it can start returning useful images of that planet/comet and its moons/minicomets?

And by useful I mean better than what we can currently see from Earth.

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I read somewhere that within 12 weeks prior to close encounter New Horizons will be able to take images that far exceed the resolution of Hubble's photos.

And New Horizons will begin observations 4 months to closest encounter.

EDIT: Thanks djellison, I got my info from that chart
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post Jan 10 2006, 06:14 AM
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Just noticed Alan on this website:

http://www.spaceflightnowplus.com/index.php

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post Jan 10 2006, 10:11 AM
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Alan, just dont forget to let go when they light the fuse.
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