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Voyager images of Despina and its shadow transiting Neptune
Ian R
post Aug 6 2009, 06:40 AM
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Fantastic work Ted! smile.gif Makes me salivate for a Cassini-esque Neptune orbiter...

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post Aug 6 2009, 08:34 AM
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QUOTE (SFJCody @ Aug 6 2009, 12:26 AM) *
That is astounding stuff. Makes me think about what else might be lurking in the PDS awaiting future discovery...


Imagine what people will see in all the Cassini and Mars data 50 years from now. Who knows?!

Great work Ted!

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post Aug 6 2009, 02:18 PM
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Ted,
That is humbling work that you do, brother!
Congratulations on a wonderful piece of science.


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post Aug 6 2009, 02:31 PM
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Good on you Ted
Any work on Sputnik "Bip-Bip"?


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post Aug 6 2009, 02:44 PM
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Brillant work, Ted. cool.gif Well done!

Will you try to get the moon named after you? How about Tedinia? laugh.gif
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post Aug 6 2009, 05:17 PM
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Despina is just fine smile.gif What I possess is not a skill...it is a combination of stubbornness and tenacity.


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post Aug 6 2009, 05:41 PM
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Too bad an extreme enlargement of Despina shows no craters eager to be named for you.

Perhaps you can deconvolute it or something to show a feature to be your namesake.

Or failing that, they just name the imaged hemisphere a Regio in your honor.


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post Aug 6 2009, 05:57 PM
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In all seriousness, the phase angle is so low that there are not a lot of shadows, which (in addition to the low resolution) makes it look featureless.


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post Aug 6 2009, 06:47 PM
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There are quite a few images crawling around the net showing "features" on Despina, but they are merely products of the deconvolution of the not-convoluted (at least not to that degree).


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post Aug 7 2009, 01:49 AM
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"Interplanetary Dumpster Diver! laugh.gif"

Great work Ted. In addition to the new title, maybe you should consider changing your personal icon to the Neptune transit image. It would be fitting.

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post Aug 7 2009, 01:58 AM
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The problem is that at avatar size, one wouldn't be able to see it.


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post Aug 7 2009, 02:11 AM
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I think the Mars 3 crescent Mars image is very nearly as obscure as Despina. And while the Despina discovery is cool, I don't think it's quite as cool as the discovery of "Uranus-shine" details on Ariel -- I'd advocate for that as your avatar before Despina! Face it, no one matches Ted for finding cool stuff in cast-off data.

Two thumbs up for "Interplanetary Dumpster Diver."

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post Aug 7 2009, 04:46 AM
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Thank you for your kind words.


Phil Stooke found the planetshine images of Ariel - I just improved them a bit.


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post Aug 12 2009, 06:02 PM
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This is an amazing discovery - congratulations!

I wonder if there's more interesting stuff waiting to be discovered in the Voyager images.
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post Aug 12 2009, 06:18 PM
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Thank you. I would say there is a lot hiding in vidicon gunk and reseau. There are definitely more transit images - this was not the initial "discovery" set.


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