IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

31 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 5 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
LROC news and images
jabe
post Jul 2 2009, 05:41 PM
Post #31


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 163
Joined: 16-March 05
From: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 201



looks like first pics are up if I'm reading it right smile.gif
first pics here
cheers
jb
edit:more info here.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Jul 2 2009, 05:52 PM
Post #32


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5548
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



Thanks for that!

Gorgeous... just gorgeous...

Time to buy a new portable hard drtive, I think...! laugh.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Guest_Zvezdichko_*
post Jul 2 2009, 05:58 PM
Post #33





Guests






These images came early smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Guest_Zvezdichko_*
post Jul 2 2009, 06:33 PM
Post #34





Guests






A WAC image also appeared!

http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/a...;.html#extended
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
peter59
post Jul 2 2009, 07:09 PM
Post #35


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 529
Joined: 20-April 05
From: Poland
Member No.: 299



Nice and convenient method for viewing large images.
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/nacl000000fd


--------------------
Free software for planetary science (including Cassini Image Viewer).
http://members.tripod.com/petermasek/marinerall.html
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SFJCody
post Jul 2 2009, 07:10 PM
Post #36


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 784
Joined: 8-February 04
From: Arabia Terra
Member No.: 12



For some reason these remind me of Cassini's hi-res images of Phoebe.

How strange it is to look at somewhere just next door and think of something far more distant and alien. Surely a sign of just how long it's been since we last had lunar imagery of this kind.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
John Moore
post Jul 2 2009, 09:11 PM
Post #37


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 46
Joined: 22-May 09
From: Ireland
Member No.: 4792



WOW...incredible.

If these early images are anything to go, we're in for a treat over the next year or so smile.gif

John
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil Stooke
post Jul 2 2009, 10:18 PM
Post #38


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 5809
Joined: 5-April 05
From: Canada
Member No.: 227



Yes, a real treat!

Phil


--------------------
... because the Solar System ain't gonna map itself.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dvandorn
post Jul 3 2009, 02:16 AM
Post #39


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3254
Joined: 9-February 04
From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Member No.: 15



I'm impressed that the first calibration image, from the "commissioning" orbit (higher than the final science orbit, IIRC) is stated to have a resolution of 73cm per pixel.

Wow!

-the other Doug


--------------------
“The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.” -Mark Twain
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcaplinger
post Jul 3 2009, 03:19 AM
Post #40


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1293
Joined: 13-September 05
Member No.: 497



The current orbit is 30kmx199km. Periapsis is at the south pole. The science orbit is nominally 50km circular. So this image, assuming that the resolution is listed correctly, was taken at a lower altitude than the science orbit. The nominal resolution is 50 cm from 50 km (1 m summed).


--------------------
Disclaimer: This post is based on public information only. Any opinions are my own.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Lewis007
post Jul 4 2009, 06:51 AM
Post #41


Newbie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 14
Joined: 11-May 09
Member No.: 4772



On July 3, LRO officially entered the Instrument Commissioning Phase. See http://lroupdate.blogspot.com/ for further details.

A first LROC picture taken on July 3 has been issued as well (a region south-east of Clavius); see page http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/?archives/66...-Highlands.html
Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image
 
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dvandorn
post Jul 4 2009, 05:25 PM
Post #42


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3254
Joined: 9-February 04
From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Member No.: 15



Fascinating -- this surface strongly resembles the "elephant-skin" surface observed in some of the Ranger IX photos of Alphonsus and around Gassendi. Among many other places.

My understanding of the best speculation on what forms this kind of surface is that we're looking at debris flow patterns from large-scale ejecta events (i.e., basin ejecta emplacement events). If this is in the Clavius region, would that imply we're looking at Aiken Basin ejecta debris flow?

-the other Doug


--------------------
“The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.” -Mark Twain
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
John Moore
post Jul 5 2009, 03:06 PM
Post #43


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 46
Joined: 22-May 09
From: Ireland
Member No.: 4792



I like the 'debris flow' hypothesis -- very interesting.

There definitely are series of striations running diagonally across the picture from upper-left to lower-right. However, depending on the exact location of this lovely shot, I wonder would these be due to Tycho's influence -- just north of Clavius, or, are they, an integrated effect of the above flow hypothesis?

John
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Hungry4info
post Jul 6 2009, 10:51 AM
Post #44


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1029
Joined: 26-July 08
Member No.: 4270



Goldschmidt D in a new LROC image.
http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/?archives/68...he-shadows.html


--------------------
-- Hungry4info (Sirius_Alpha)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Jul 6 2009, 11:39 AM
Post #45


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5548
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



Many thanks for that heads-up. That's a nice image, very abstract and sparse... like it a lot. I get the feeling that we're going to get quite a few unintentionally "arty" shots from LRO.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

31 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 5 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th November 2014 - 01:58 PM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.