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post Jan 23 2010, 03:39 AM
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Not that I mean to compare Itokawa to a sausage, just to show you behind the scenes of making the map, along with the map itself, here, rather than continue to clog up the Hayabusa Return to Earth thread.
Here is the map itself, so far along as the pasting in of the mosaic has gone.
And here is are two shots of the folded up map, compared with the computer-made model. Note the arrow to one of the "ears." The first try of the map failed to capture the ear, so I replotted the boundary, as seen in the Tracing image.
All photos credit: Sara Adkins Studio
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post Feb 11 2010, 06:12 PM
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Here's the group photo.

On the plastic model, the orange region marks the district that gave me the most trouble in the basic layout. In the simple, "unpeeled banana" layout (where each branch of the map is nearly the same length and breadth) I could not eliminate district overlaps. The ad hoc solution was to append the "orange" district onto the end of another section of the "peel" (orange arrows). That's why the map has unbalanced branches. It also makes the folding a little trickier because you've got to connect this district out of sequence from a simple, end-to-end assembly.

The orange district also contains the area discussed above, where I could not unscramble the cylindrically projected map.

The white line around the throat of the plastic model identifies Itokawa's primary valley line; it will become the boundary for a map which organizes and presents Itokawa's surface as two hill districts. (The current map presents the surface as basins, or, to use Maxwell's 1875 term, "dales.")

Another failure of accuracy: note the big rock at 12:00 o'clock on the top right plastic model. I had thought that my map would be able to capture this bulge on the assembled form, but it doesn't. I ought to have caught that earlier -- as I did with the ear -- I could have fixed it. Good thing nobody's paying for this map.

Same photo credit: Sara Adkins Studio / C.Clark
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- chuckclark   foldable map of Itokawa   Jan 23 2010, 03:39 AM
- - chuckclark   Okay, ran out of file space on that post. Here ar...   Jan 23 2010, 03:42 AM
- - chuckclark   And here is a shot of the work lab where this all ...   Jan 23 2010, 03:45 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Now that's what I call a workshop, Chuck! ...   Jan 23 2010, 03:54 AM
|- - chuckclark   Phil, I'll have to expand the mosaic. Just of...   Jan 24 2010, 07:39 PM
- - chuckclark   Well, so much for one more day. The mosaic has a ...   Jan 24 2010, 07:56 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Very interesting, Chuck, and there is a good reaso...   Jan 24 2010, 09:47 PM
|- - chuckclark   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jan 24 2010, 04:47 P...   Jan 24 2010, 11:59 PM
- - stevesliva   Just wait until we find that Mobius-shaped asteroi...   Jan 24 2010, 11:54 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I'll see what I can find tomorrow. "Just...   Jan 25 2010, 12:21 AM
|- - chuckclark   "No - just a cylindrical projection with a tw...   Jan 25 2010, 01:15 AM
- - Phil Stooke   This is primarily for Chuck, but I'll post it ...   Jan 25 2010, 02:13 PM
- - chuckclark   "I'll see what I can find tomorrow....   Jan 25 2010, 02:25 PM
- - chuckclark   Okay. that wasn't so difficult. I took this i...   Jan 25 2010, 08:11 PM
- - chuckclark   Here are the tabs I'm gonna try this time -- I...   Feb 1 2010, 07:30 PM
- - chuckclark   Phil, Can you remake the hi-contrast Itokawa cylin...   Feb 8 2010, 05:18 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Hi Chuck - I just emailed it to you. Phil   Feb 8 2010, 05:46 PM
- - chuckclark   Okay. Three-fourths of the way put together. Her...   Feb 11 2010, 02:28 AM
- - nprev   I am always amazed & deeply impressed by peopl...   Feb 11 2010, 07:15 AM
|- - chuckclark   QUOTE (nprev @ Feb 11 2010, 02:15 AM) I a...   Feb 11 2010, 03:49 PM
- - chuckclark   Here's the group photo. On the plastic model,...   Feb 11 2010, 06:12 PM
- - chuckclark   Here's the last taping and folding sequence. ...   Feb 16 2010, 02:07 PM
- - chuckclark   And to wrap up the tour -- everybody say cheese --...   Feb 16 2010, 02:09 PM
- - chuckclark   And here's a beta version of conference handou...   Feb 21 2010, 06:54 PM
- - chuckclark   So, on to the valley-bound map. This map organize...   Feb 22 2010, 03:30 PM
- - chuckclark   And this is how the Valley "A" map looks...   Feb 24 2010, 08:51 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Nic, Chuck! See you in Houston. Phil   Feb 24 2010, 11:59 PM
|- - chuckclark   Oh, forgot to say, I didn't try to unscramble ...   Feb 25 2010, 03:18 AM
- - chuckclark   Well, several misalignments in the graticles at th...   Feb 25 2010, 11:07 PM
- - chuckclark   Here's the ridge-bound constant-scale natural ...   Mar 14 2010, 10:26 PM
- - chuckclark   Here's a more interrupted valley-bound map, th...   Oct 16 2010, 04:45 PM

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