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Rev 49 - Aug 9-Sep 14, 2007 - Iapetus I1, The only close flyby of Iapetus
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post Sep 10 2007, 05:35 PM
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In the old days, (Mariner 69 was the first instance for me) I remember watching all the US and Canadian news casts hoping they'd cover a flyby. If lucky, they did. Then I went through the newspapers, then rushing to the stores on the following Wednesday to pick up Time and Newsweek. Finally, about 6 weeks later, Sky & Telescope (and briefly Star & Sky - remember that one?) would have the best pictures.

How times have changed! Having them almost live, and then having you guys doing absolute amazing stuff has given me a front seat. Life doesn't get much better. Thanks!
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post Sep 10 2007, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE (Steve G @ Sep 10 2007, 05:35 PM) *
In the old days, (Mariner 69 was the first instance for me) I remember watching all the US and Canadian news casts hoping they'd cover a flyby. If lucky, they did. Then I went through the newspapers, then rushing to the stores on the following Wednesday to pick up Time and Newsweek. Finally, about 6 weeks later, Sky & Telescope (and briefly Star & Sky - remember that one?) would have the best pictures.

How times have changed! Having them almost live, and then having you guys doing absolute amazing stuff has given me a front seat. Life doesn't get much better. Thanks!


I remember during Voyager's approach to Neptune, I would ride my bike to a local newstand and check every paper for news. If I found anthing substantial, I would buy it (on the days I had any money). I would also make trips by the library to see what was in Science and Science News.


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post Sep 10 2007, 05:51 PM
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Yes, and Aviation Week as well. I'd hate to admit how much pilfering of library magazine pages adorned my scrapbooks! National Geographic was about a 5 month delay. I did manage to buy some amazing books at the book store at JPL during my one and only visit during my honeymoon in 1980. It was closed to the public, and I pleaded that I had come all the way from Montreal and they actually gave my wife and I a pass and we got a bit of a grand tour.
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post Sep 10 2007, 05:52 PM
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post Sep 10 2007, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (Steve G @ Sep 10 2007, 05:51 PM) *
Yes, and Aviation Week as well. I'd hate to admit how much pilfering of library magazine pages adorned my scrapbooks! National Geographic was about a 5 month delay. I did manage to buy some amazing books at the book store at JPL during my one and only visit during my honeymoon in 1980. It was closed to the public, and I pleaded that I had come all the way from Montreal and they actually gave my wife and I a pass and we got a bit of a grand tour.


I used photocopies, but I used to have boxloads. NG was a delay, but the quality was phenominal. I only had rare access to Aviation Week when I would get to go to a larger college library in another town.


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post Sep 10 2007, 05:57 PM
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I still have the three giant binders full of Io info from when I would go to the public library in my hometown of Leavenworth, KS and print off page after page of info on Io that I could find on the internet or copy from a book.


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post Sep 10 2007, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ Sep 10 2007, 10:33 AM) *
Here's the best I could do to get some color out of the lower resolution filters...

Beat me to it, Gordan! Here's my effort. (Details will be posted shortly on the blog.)
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post Sep 10 2007, 06:29 PM
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Nice one! Looks like your color is more consistent through the footprints than mine, except for the leftmost part where a touch of green is noticeable.


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post Sep 10 2007, 06:45 PM
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That leftmost one was tough, because it was both dark and dark -- both dimly lit and dark-colored. I really had to sink the levels down low to make it sort of match.

Blog entry now posted here.

Now I gotta go prepare for a $*(#^ dinner party...why can't my relatives check the space calendars before they try to schedule family events? rolleyes.gif

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post Sep 10 2007, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 10 2007, 07:45 PM) *
That leftmost one was tough, because it was both dark and dark -- both dimly lit and dark-colored. I really had to sink the levels down low to make it sort of match.

You can often alleviate this problem a bit if your footprints overlap. After you adjust color for each filter, you flip through overlapping layer portions through each RGB filter in Photoshop and take note if brightness appears to change in the overlapping region. You can match colors better this way as you're looking for difference, something the eye's good at picking out.


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post Sep 10 2007, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 10 2007, 10:45 AM) *
...why can't my relatives check the space calendars before they try to schedule family events? rolleyes.gif


My wife has a solution for such schedule conflicts when she's working against a deadline.


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post Sep 10 2007, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Sep 10 2007, 04:51 PM) *
RVB wide angle cam

And an oversaturate pic to view more clearly color differences


OK just to stop me thinking about it what is that poorly registered red/green spot in the sky quite near the equatorial ridge in your middle image? A star? I don't see it on other processed versions.
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post Sep 10 2007, 08:36 PM
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it's these days, same as the day the huygens lander landed on Titan, you'd want to sit and check every tv station and/or website covering the event, hoping to see the new incoming images the first.

Can's wait to see the new high-resolution images from the bright side of Iapetus. Emily did a really nice job with the image posted above!
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post Sep 10 2007, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (ngunn @ Sep 10 2007, 12:27 PM) *
OK just to stop me thinking about it what is that poorly registered red/green spot in the sky quite near the equatorial ridge in your middle image? A star? I don't see it on other processed versions.

Yeah, that's a star. There are a few that show up in the sky in the Iapetus images.


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post Sep 10 2007, 09:39 PM
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FP1NITMAP001_CIRS - Monday, September 10 - between 2:43 and 3:49 pm
Should include the next transmitted image - Iapetus crescent at low southern latitudes, distance 39013 km, resolution 235 m/pxl:
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2007-253T20:05:00 (SCET) 000T02:15:00 (duration) Intermed. downlink Canberra + Goldstone
That's 14 hours 5 minutes after the last transmission, whose images we already enjoyed.
So maybe earliest in 4 or 5 hours - time to have some sleep...
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