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Pluto System Cartography, places and names
Habukaz
post Jul 28 2015, 08:17 PM
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BuzzFeed have gotten their hands on how the NH team plans to name features on both Pluto and Charon: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkasprak/the-vader-crater

The names give some clues for how the science team is interpreting things: you find things named fossa, vallis, cavus, rupes, dorsa and linea - all on Pluto.

EDIT: The maps on the mission website:

Pluto
Sputnik plain and surroundings
Charon

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post Jul 28 2015, 08:43 PM
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Cousteau Rupes! It's an escarpment!

Charon has Star Trek and Star Wars names...
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post Jul 29 2015, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE (Habukaz @ Jul 28 2015, 03:17 PM) *
BuzzFeed has gotten their hands on how the NH team plans to name features on both Pluto and Charon: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkasprak/the-vader-crater

It's interesting that the Baré and al-Idrisi Montes have been named, even though those areas are vague in the images released so far. Hopefully, we'll get a peak soon (no pun intended).... smile.gif
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post Jul 29 2015, 01:31 AM
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QUOTE (Antdoghalo @ Jul 28 2015, 09:59 PM) *
Unfortunately I am unable to view images as large as 16K. Are you working on a map of Charon too? The animation sounds like it will be awesome to see when it's done.


I did a map of Charon that I posted earlier in the thread, i.e. here. There isn't a lot of new Charon images since I posted it but nevertheless I may update it later this week.

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post Jul 29 2015, 03:10 AM
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I've uploaded a version of the Johns Hopkins/SWRI map labeled with feature names at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/135024395@N07...eposted-public/

Edit: Added Charon based on your map, Bjorn: https://www.flickr.com/photos/135024395@N07...eposted-public/

Interesting how they've set up the various schema. Charon's Chasmata are named after fictional vehicles, craters after characters, ect. I can imagine people developing an interest in planetary cartography thanks to what they're doing here.


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post Jul 29 2015, 11:42 AM
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They have developed a unique naming strategy. At their public naming campaign website, http://www.ourpluto.org/home, there is the full (and wacky) list of names submitted to the IAU for their perusal.

Initial Proposal to the IAU, July 7, 2015
http://www.ourpluto.org/pluto

The Naming of Names at a site is a long and honorable geological tradition. During the delay in getting out preliminary names for the Rosetta mission I managed to go through the Rocky and Bulwinkle pantheon for my informal names...

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post Jul 29 2015, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE (neo56 @ Jul 28 2015, 02:47 PM) *
Here is my take on the LORRI mosaic, rotated and very slightly sharpened. I colorized it with the 2x2 color picture of Pluto. Since this color low resolution picture and the B&W LORRI mosaic didn't overlap correctly with simple rotation, translation or shearing, I cut the color picture into 50 segments. Then I warped each segment to match the LORRI mosaic. It took me hours of work on Gimp but the result is worth it smile.gif


Every time I look at a nicely rendered image of Sputnik Planum, I really want to call it Sputnik Lacus. That sure looks like a frozen shoreline in the northwest quadrant, with the frozen nitrogen flows.

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post Jul 29 2015, 05:23 PM
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QUOTE (Exploitcorporations @ Jul 29 2015, 03:10 AM) *
Interesting how they've set up the various schema. Charon's Chasmata are named after fictional vehicles, craters after characters, ect. I can imagine people developing an interest in planetary cartography thanks to what they're doing here.

Nicely done feature names and such on the maps. I wonder if the eastern part of Serenity Chasma on Charon is more of an escarpment, or if that's just a trick of the lighting and resolution?


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post Jul 30 2015, 08:59 PM
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Just a little cleanup for my Pluto map:

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Full resolution is here.


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post Jul 31 2015, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE (scalbers @ Jul 30 2015, 09:59 PM) *
Just a little cleanup for my Pluto map:


Great work as always!
Any chance of filling the bottom of the map with Hubble / occultation data ?



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post Jul 31 2015, 05:09 PM
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MOD NOTE: One post (& two responses to same) hidden that was less about cartography than it was about IAU complaints & snark re the NH team. See rules 1.9 and 2.6.


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An exhaustive treatment of the proposed names from io9's Mika McKinnon, complete with biographies and illustrations: http://space.io9.com/were-actively-creatin...iver-1721448557



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QUOTE (4throck @ Jul 31 2015, 02:06 PM) *
Any chance of filling the bottom of the map with Hubble / occultation data ?

Good idea 4throck. Here is a preliminary version at 2K resolution. Full res is at the website in my signature.

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EDIT: Fixed longitude (hopefully) of FOC image at 2216UTC


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Rob Pinnegar
post Aug 6 2015, 06:01 PM
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Nice to see that they have named large features after Tombaugh and Lowell.

I hope they can find someplace to fit Vesto Slipher and Carl Lampland.
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post Aug 6 2015, 08:32 PM
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That's awesome, no more of that blank space! With it one can guess that Balrog Macula and Cthulhu Regio to a lesser extent may extend well into the southern hemisphere. Perhaps like Paul Schenk's map of Triton, any Charonshine images could be used to fill further data into this region to confirm it.


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