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Pluto System Cartography, places and names
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post Sep 7 2015, 02:35 AM
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If it were that simple, I can promise that I would have posted that. The person running that site does allow a person to upload an equirectangular projected map and and then submit it for purchase. I don't know if purchases are international or Japan only, didn't look that far into it. The function seems like it could be worked out with some time and MapMath for Gimp however.


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post Sep 7 2015, 03:03 AM
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Yesterday Greg Smyer-Rumsby of Astronomy Now tweeted this printable project. I can report that a ledger-size printout produces a globe (roughly speaking) about 6" across--a nice size for my office, taking a little over an hour to complete (including changing glues and finding thinner forming sticks as it came together).
https://twitter.com/gregsmyerumsby/status/640137468071804929

Update: the result:
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(Dali and Schrödinger duly represented with Tombaugh)


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post Sep 9 2015, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE (Req @ Sep 6 2015, 05:29 PM) *
Or there's this, a link from the page from the video, which appears to spit out something you can print given the proper input format, although I haven't tested it:

http://print-sphere.com/


No, they don't provide you the flat image file, they only offer you a cut printout of the final image. I uploaded the Pluto proposed names map, here's their simulated shot showing Tombaugh Regio

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Their price for a 14cm diameter made-to-order sphere is about $10.50 US. They also offer a 9cm for ~$8 and a 6cm for ~$5.50.

I couldn't determine if they ship outside of Japan, maybe Panda or someone else who reads Japanese can check the website for us? Or ask if we can purchase just the output file?

http://print-sphere.jp/hpgen/HPB/shop/policy.html



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post Sep 13 2015, 06:51 AM
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Hello folks. I've been a lurker for some time now, but I can't resist plugging myself in this thread.

For some time now, I've been using 3d printing to make little astronomical globes, particularly of the most rarely found as a physical globes objects of the solar system.

So for example, here's my Pluto & Charon to scale! smile.gif

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If you'd be interested in this sort of stuff you can find Pluto here:
http://shpws.me/J6Ik

And generally all my stuff here:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/yo3d

I also make custom models and sets which can be of any size between 10-200m. So if you'd like something specific, or making use of a particular map I can upload a model and give you a private link to it!
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post Sep 13 2015, 08:37 AM
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How neat-- I like your work. I've been interested in a model of the Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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EDIT-- and let me add asteroid Ceres to the interest-list.


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Gennady Ionov
post Sep 13 2015, 08:42 AM
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It's great! I also thought about how to print Pluto in 3D. But my printer is monochrome and would have to reflex color map by the surface heights ...
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post Sep 13 2015, 01:31 PM
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I couldn't determine if they ship outside of Japan...


I frequently order motorcycle specialty electrical parts from a Japan-based company (Eastern Beaver) and shipping using Japan Postal is quick and painless. Japanese customs "info" is filled out on a label on the outside, I've never been questioned by US Customs and I've had USPS/UPS from the West Cost take longer to get here. I can't see how maps or DIY globes would be different.

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post Sep 14 2015, 01:54 PM
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Vaebn,
Great work! Bookmarked for future presents. smile.gif Those tiny planets are just adorable.


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post Sep 15 2015, 01:37 AM
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Bill (also see PM) / Gennady / Hendric. Thanks!

On a sidenote, here's another idea I have been toying with, you may be interested in.

Nasa offers a wonderful free utility called g.projector that can take a cylindrical map and do various projections with it. http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/gprojector/

If someone takes a Pluto and/or other globe map, and did a "Sinusoidal" projection, and then in the settings selected the "30'' Gores" version of it, he ends up with a map like this:

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Then, one could get styrofoam balls like these: http://goo.gl/P7m015 and simply... glue the pieces on to create a globe!

(Only bit that needs some attention would be to ensure that the width of the printout matches the circumference of the globe)
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post Sep 15 2015, 10:08 PM
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I just put together a map version including some of the imagery from last week. Along with "raw" NH LORRI images, this utilizes the nicely done mosaic from Machi from 170000km distance, and an earlier one posted by Herobrine from a closer vantage point. HST from 1994 is in the southern hemisphere.

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Still needs some cleanup, though for now the full resolution is here - http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html#PLUTO.

EDIT: Sept 17th 0000UTC - The "cleaned up" 8K and 16K hires images are now in place at the link above.


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post Sep 19 2015, 02:33 PM
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The first test of automatic map generation:
Pluto
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and Charon
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Used frames:
lor_0298270214_0x630_sci_3
lor_0298615084_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298721434_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298721464_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298721714_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298787064_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298787094_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298787344_0x630_sci_1
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and restored from maps
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post Sep 19 2015, 04:21 PM
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QUOTE (scalbers @ Sep 16 2015, 12:08 AM) *
I just put together a map version including some of the imagery from last week. Along with "raw" NH LORRI images, this utilizes the nicely done mosaic from Machi from 170000km distance, and an earlier one posted by Herobrine from a closer vantage point. HST from 1994 is in the southern hemisphere.


Hmm - wow, according to your map, we are really close to being able to spot the original "polygonal" feature from the approach images on the NH images we've seen thus far. Maybe limb shots taken several hours later can show parts of it? Part of the problem is of course that the rest of the limb might block it from view as NH flies closer to Pluto.



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post Sep 19 2015, 06:48 PM
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This question (referring to Yutu Linea) has a good bit of fascination to it. It might show up near the limb of the sunlit crescent some hours after closest approach. The sun is rising just above the horizon from this location. The ground track takes some interesting turns as in this graphic excerpted from one of Alan Stern's presentations:

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I rotated it so North is up. Yutu is about 35N latitude 0 longitude. The best viewing chance should be immediately after the ground track goes farthest to the right (in the southern hemisphere) after closest approach. This is after Pluto is eclipsing the sun. I'm unsure exactly how many hours after closest approach this ground track location is reached, though I see several LORRI opportunities that could cover this. It's really a close call though as a rough calculation has the center of Yutu being just a degree or two of great circle distance this side of the limb.

Note that we never really go far enough westward prior to closest approach to catch this looking over the North Pole. It looks like the best possible view is just about the time of Machi's mosaic used in the map.


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post Sep 20 2015, 05:44 AM
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The next approximation:
Pluto and Charon:
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longitude-latitude projection:
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Additionally used frames:
lor_0298893474_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298893504_0x630_sci_1
lor_0298893754_0x630_sci_1

Example (restored from the maps view on the left):
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post Sep 20 2015, 05:07 PM
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I take a picture area of the sky, where was Pluto and Charon:
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RA = 18h 2m 25s Dec = -14° 39' 28"
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