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Charon Surface Observations: NH Post-Encounter Phase, 1 Aug 2015- TBD
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post Dec 13 2016, 10:29 PM
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Best global view of Charon from New Horizons at resolution 650 m/pix in color (both grayscale and color images from MVIC):




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QUOTE (machi @ Dec 13 2016, 11:29 PM) *
Best global view of Charon from New Horizons at resolution 650 m/pix in color (both grayscale and color images from MVIC):
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Amazing how it's like Ben Franklin's bifocals - top looks very Martian, bottom looks very Lunar.
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post Dec 13 2016, 11:46 PM
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That 'moat mountain' is just wild from this angle. Amazing work machi! New desktops aplenty...
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post Dec 14 2016, 04:48 AM
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Incredible. A few years ago Charon was just a small bump of pixels, and now this. Outstanding work, Daniel. smile.gif


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post Dec 14 2016, 10:52 PM
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[quote name='machi' date='Dec 13 2016, 05:29 PM' post='233720']
Best global view of Charon from New Horizons at resolution 650 m/pix in color (both grayscale and color images from MVIC):
When I saw this, it seemed like the number of pixels in a photo I had of our Moon.

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Click to get the full size version to compare with Machi's Charon.
This is our moon, taken with a Canon XS through an 200mm dobsonian reflector telescope at about 800 m/pix.
It's in color, but not processed at all. So the resolution at the level of a few pixels is fuzzier than the New Horizons photo.
The human eye, through this telescope could see some smaller objects; in part by adjusting better for the large range of brightness.
But perhaps this is how our moon can be seen at the resolution of photos from Charon.

I made a rough measurement of the width of the part of the moon in the photo on google moon and divided it into the number of pixels in the photo.
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