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Greg Hullender
post Jul 3 2009, 09:27 PM
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We're now just one Mercury year (88 days) from flyby #3, which happens on September 29, 2009, so this seems like a good time to start a thread about it.

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/index.php

For comparison purposes, it'd be nice if someone (probably someone on the Messenger team) put together a Mercury Map showing what areas will get better coverage from this flyby than from the previous ones. I realize it'll be very similar to flyby #1, but it won't be exactly the same.

After that, it's a long wait until MOI on March 18, 2011. Curiously, that's the same date the New Horizons crosses the orbit of Uranus.

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mission/passingpla...ets_current.php


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post Oct 12 2009, 01:47 AM
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I can understand Decepticon's father's request. With all this wonderful MESSENGER data, the Mariner 10 imagery seems... undesired.


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post Oct 15 2009, 05:25 PM
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QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Oct 12 2009, 01:47 AM) *
I can understand Decepticon's father's request. With all this wonderful MESSENGER data, the Mariner 10 imagery seems... undesired.


Greetings all. I can appreciate and muse about various aspects of this request. I did a MESSENGER only map for Emily I think with the first 2 flybys. The MESSENGER site used to show their map without the Mariner, though they now have it added in. From what I've seen so far the Mariner 10 imagery is still of higher resolution near longitude 135W and near the South Pole, so a "best of all" map should maybe still have it in. I tend to keep a long term view of historical context perhaps. Nonetheless it's interesting to see what a MESSENGER only map looks like and it can of course be compared to the "both" map (also with radar).

Right now I happen to be in between two vacation trips, but I'll consider this in a bit. It might be fairly simple to add a switch that turns off the Mariner and radar imagery in my IDL procedure.

Catch you later,

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post Oct 15 2009, 05:53 PM
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The Mariner 10 data that really looks different is the south polar mosaic because it is a 1970s creation. Making a clean, modern version of it is on my to-do list.


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- Greg Hullender   Mercury Flyby 3   Jul 3 2009, 09:27 PM
- - Phil Stooke   From a global point of view I don't think ther...   Jul 3 2009, 10:09 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Yes, I understand that. I was hoping someone migh...   Jul 4 2009, 04:33 AM
- - Phil Stooke   There's no public information on coverage yet,...   Jul 4 2009, 11:04 AM
- - MarkG   It will also be interesting if any stereo-pair fra...   Jul 8 2009, 11:32 PM
|- - Vultur   Probably a dumb question, but what are Vulcanoids ...   Jul 9 2009, 02:49 PM
|- - MarkG   QUOTE (Vultur @ Jul 9 2009, 06:49 AM) Pro...   Jul 12 2009, 04:21 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (MarkG @ Jul 12 2009, 06:21 PM) Mes...   Jul 12 2009, 04:27 PM
||- - MarkG   QUOTE (ugordan @ Jul 12 2009, 08:27 AM) I...   Jul 12 2009, 08:46 PM
|- - Paolo   By the way, this year marks the 150th anniversary ...   Jul 14 2009, 07:04 AM
- - mps   There is an article about vulcanoids in Wikipedia.   Jul 9 2009, 05:26 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Just half an orbit away now. (Messenger's orb...   Aug 3 2009, 05:12 AM
|- - dmuller   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Aug 3 2009, 03:12...   Aug 3 2009, 06:31 AM
- - stevesliva   Just got an email with a 5-year milestone press re...   Aug 3 2009, 03:13 PM
- - Greg Hullender   That suggests they might be able to have quite the...   Aug 3 2009, 06:52 PM
|- - Vultur   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Aug 3 2009, 07:52...   Aug 30 2009, 08:55 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Opportunities for magnetometer - Flyby 3   Aug 20 2009, 04:03 PM
- - MarkG   Does anyone know of a detailed diagram of the flyb...   Sep 8 2009, 01:15 AM
- - Hungry4info   You could download Celestia and the MESSENGER add-...   Sep 8 2009, 02:39 PM
- - gndonald   The page outlining the plans for the third flyby i...   Sep 9 2009, 01:42 AM
- - dmuller   Haven't been able to find much information yet...   Sep 9 2009, 04:03 AM
- - MarkG   Thanks for the tip on Celestia -- I'm working ...   Sep 10 2009, 04:21 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Some new diagrams showing picture plans were put u...   Sep 15 2009, 02:45 PM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (Holder of the Two Leashes @ Sep 15 200...   Sep 15 2009, 03:46 PM
- - tanjent   In the related link, showing the simulated positio...   Sep 15 2009, 04:01 PM
|- - dmuller   QUOTE (tanjent @ Sep 16 2009, 02:01 AM) M...   Sep 16 2009, 12:14 AM
|- - tanjent   Well then it seems like for the moment I should pu...   Sep 16 2009, 09:30 AM
- - djellison   Hmm - I wouldn't fancy that observation too mu...   Sep 16 2009, 10:21 AM
- - dmuller   That would be the shot: Source: http://space.jp...   Sep 16 2009, 01:20 PM
- - gndonald   Preparations for the third flyby They still have ...   Sep 17 2009, 12:15 AM
|- - kohare   QUOTE (gndonald @ Sep 17 2009, 01:15 AM) ...   Sep 26 2009, 12:56 AM
- - tanjent   The mission website discussion of the orbital phas...   Sep 17 2009, 01:00 AM
|- - tedstryk   While we are waiting, I have added my Mariner 10 s...   Sep 20 2009, 12:56 PM
|- - 4th rock from the sun   ExcellentMariner 10 images! And a very nice jo...   Sep 21 2009, 11:58 AM
|- - tedstryk   Thanks. I made them just before the first Messeng...   Sep 21 2009, 02:26 PM
- - Greg Hullender   James Leary has discussed a possible extended miss...   Sep 21 2009, 06:15 PM
- - Greg Hullender   The Messenger team will be doing a press conferenc...   Sep 22 2009, 03:48 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Sep 22 2009, 07:4...   Sep 22 2009, 04:18 PM
- - Greg Hullender   There is a nice map, just posted today, showing th...   Sep 22 2009, 03:56 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Sep 22 2009, 07:5...   Sep 22 2009, 06:51 PM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 22 2009, 10:51 A...   Sep 22 2009, 07:35 PM
- - dmuller   Does anybody have the flyby timeline in spreadshee...   Sep 23 2009, 01:08 AM
- - Greg Hullender   Another press release today: http://messenger.jhu...   Sep 23 2009, 06:26 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Another Messenger update, this one has a new photo...   Sep 25 2009, 06:24 PM
- - dmuller   I have uploaded Emily's flyby blog onto my rea...   Sep 26 2009, 01:56 AM
- - Phil Stooke   This is the first Mercury 3 image release enlarged...   Sep 27 2009, 03:51 AM
- - Phil Stooke   The latest image, enlarged, terminator brightened ...   Sep 28 2009, 10:51 AM
- - Hungry4info   Latest image from the website, showing essentially...   Sep 29 2009, 01:55 PM
- - Phil Stooke   And here's what he gets by enlarging, selectiv...   Sep 29 2009, 02:25 PM
- - Ant103   My own sharpenning of the last picture of Messenge...   Sep 29 2009, 08:08 PM
|- - HughFromAlice   QUOTE (Ant103 @ Sep 30 2009, 05:38 AM) My...   Sep 30 2009, 11:01 AM
- - ngunn   Surprised no-one has commented on this glitch here...   Sep 30 2009, 11:14 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (ngunn @ Sep 30 2009, 12:14 PM) but...   Sep 30 2009, 12:38 PM
- - peter59   Better view into new territory. http://messenger.j...   Sep 30 2009, 12:34 PM
- - ngunn   That's reassuring, thanks Doug. I think the l...   Sep 30 2009, 01:20 PM
- - Phil Stooke   This is the new view converted to an (approximate)...   Sep 30 2009, 01:28 PM
|- - Juramike   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Sep 30 2009, 09:28 A...   Sep 30 2009, 02:17 PM
- - elakdawalla   The latest, via Twitter, is that MESSENGER safed j...   Sep 30 2009, 01:59 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 30 2009, 03:59 P...   Sep 30 2009, 03:08 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (ugordan @ Sep 30 2009, 07:08 AM) C...   Sep 30 2009, 03:56 PM
- - Hungry4info   New, nice image. http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/galle...   Sep 30 2009, 02:47 PM
- - Stu   That just clinches it: there's an alien ship o...   Sep 30 2009, 04:34 PM
- - Phil Stooke   A couple more reprojections: Phil   Sep 30 2009, 04:46 PM
- - mps   Yes, back in the old days, we didn't know to f...   Sep 30 2009, 06:57 PM
- - antipode   Some nice crater chains approx radial to that doub...   Oct 1 2009, 12:31 AM
- - nprev   Great reprojs, Phil! Noticed a crater that...   Oct 1 2009, 12:41 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Yes, and a similarly buried big double-ring basin ...   Oct 1 2009, 12:44 AM
- - nprev   I was struck by this one's symmetry...didn...   Oct 1 2009, 12:53 AM
- - JohnVV   it will be nice when the images get here http://p...   Oct 1 2009, 07:17 AM
- - tanjent   OK, no serious harm done this time but I sure hope...   Oct 1 2009, 01:46 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (tanjent @ Oct 1 2009, 03:46 PM) OK...   Oct 1 2009, 02:59 PM
- - Sunspot   Maybe this story can shed some light on it? http:/...   Oct 1 2009, 01:49 PM
- - elakdawalla   Yeah -- fault handling on gravity assist flybys or...   Oct 1 2009, 03:05 PM
- - tanjent   Galactic cosmic rays could have impacted the space...   Oct 1 2009, 03:07 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (tanjent @ Oct 1 2009, 05:07 PM) Th...   Oct 1 2009, 03:15 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (tanjent @ Oct 1 2009, 08:07 AM) Th...   Oct 1 2009, 03:19 PM
- - scalbers   Here's a version of my map with the Flyby 3 sl...   Oct 11 2009, 02:23 PM
- - scalbers   And here is that version... Steve   Oct 11 2009, 04:11 PM
- - Decepticon   Steve great work! Do you have a Messenger M...   Oct 12 2009, 12:40 AM
- - Hungry4info   I can understand Decepticon's father's req...   Oct 12 2009, 01:47 AM
|- - scalbers   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Oct 12 2009, 01:47 A...   Oct 15 2009, 05:25 PM
|- - tedstryk   The Mariner 10 data that really looks different is...   Oct 15 2009, 05:53 PM
- - JohnVV   QUOTE Do you have a Messenger Map Only version? (A...   Oct 12 2009, 08:16 PM
- - scalbers   Greetings, here is a MESSENGER only version that D...   Oct 24 2009, 05:22 PM
- - scalbers   ...and an updated version of the one including Mar...   Oct 24 2009, 05:45 PM
- - Decepticon   WOW! Thanks scalbers!   Oct 25 2009, 02:59 AM
- - Phil Stooke   The latest release, a distant view - enlarged and ...   Oct 27 2009, 12:49 PM
- - Paolo   apologies for resurrecting this old thread, but Sc...   Jul 16 2010, 07:30 AM


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