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Oersted
Hi all,

I thought we should have a thread with all the major-publication publicized images and APOD's made by UMSF members. We really bring Space to the public and we should be proud of it!

I would like for each entry to contain:

1) a <100kb photo of the image itself + its name.
2) a link to the real-size image.
3) the UMSF user name(s) of the creators.
4) a link to the UMSF thread(s) where the image is presented/discussed.

I want to list the images chronologically, so if you can help me out with thread contributions in the above-described format, I'll insert those contributions to this first posting.

Thanks a lot, and here goes:

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“Spirit” cover on Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine: 14 November 2005. Article: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/sto...ews/11145p1.xml
Also appeared in New Scientist, Spaceflight and APOD.
Real-size image: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/051..._spirit_big.jpg
Made by: Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo), Doug Ellison (djellison), Bernhard Braun (nirgal) and Kenneth Kremer (mars loon)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=1674

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Victoria’s Secrets Revealed in Color in Aviation Week: 2 Oct 2006
Also APOD'ed 2006, October 2nd.
Full-size image: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/061...rtunity_big.jpg
Made by: Bernhard Braun (nirgal), Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo), Ken Kremer (mars loon) and Doug Ellison (djellison)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=3282

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Clouds and Sand on the Horizon of Mars, APOD 2006 October 17
Full-size image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0610/marsh...rtunity_big.jpg
Made by: M. Howard (mhoward), T. Öner, D. Bouic & M. Di Lorenzo (dilo)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=3324


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APOD March 13 2007 "Attacking Mars": http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070313.html
Full-size image: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/070..._spirit_big.jpg
Made by: Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo), Doug Ellison (djellison), Bernhard Braun (nirgal) and Kenneth Kremer (mars loon)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...1674&st=140


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Opportunity descends into Victoria Crater, Aviation Week & Space Technology, July 2007, article here.
Full-size image: http://www.zip.com.au/~gjn/MERSFX/Images/o...ndsvictoria.jpg
Made by: Astro0, Doug Ellison (djellison).
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...amp;#entry94014

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Roving again: Opportunity at Victoria Crater: 3 September 2007 in Aviation Week & Space Technology
Also in Spaceflight, January 2008: http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...id/1651/l/en-us
Full-size image:
Made by: Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo) and Ken Kremer (mars loon)
UMSF threads: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=4542, http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...c=4687&st=7

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A Path Into Victoria Crater, APOD, 2007 September 4
Made by: Eduardo Tesheiner (Tesheiner)
Full-size image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0709/victo...rtunity_big.jpg
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...amp;#entry98037

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Opportunity at the Bright Band on Sol 1307: 8 October 2007 in Aviation Week & Space Technology
Full-size image:
Made by: Ken Kremer (mars loon) and Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=4687

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Phoenix Mosaic: 9 Jun 2008 Cover for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine Article: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/sto...20Polar%20Plain
Also appeared as APOD 2008 June 12.
Full-size image: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/080...ic_h_9Jun08.jpg
Made by: Ken Kremer (mars loon) and Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...c=5221&st=0

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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0806/armpanels_phoenix.jpg

Phoenix Digs for Clues on Mars, APOD 2008 June 15
Full-size image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0806/armpa...phoenix_big.jpg
Made by: James Canvin (jamescanvin)
UMSF thread: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...5218&st=117

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Remember, this thread is a work in progress, help me out here!

There must also be Cassini images I don't know about... So, add your info to this thread!
jamescanvin
QUOTE (Oersted @ Jun 12 2008, 11:30 AM) *
I would like for each entry to contain:

1) a <100kb photo of the image itself + its name.


Any chance you edit your post to follow your own advice - those first two in-line images are over that. The first is over 1MB! I'm going to make them plain links for now to help dial up users, feel free to make it a thumbnail link if you wish.
ngunn
QUOTE (Oersted @ Jun 12 2008, 11:30 AM) *
I thought we should have a thread with all the major-publication publicized images and APOD's made by UMSF members.


I think this is an excellent idea. I hope you will include RPascal's Huygens mosaic which was much reproduced and which helped Jason Perry locate the landing site.

One of my favourites from APOD was called something like Clouds over Meridiani, an image produced in four stages by four different UMSFers.

Another category for inclusion could be images that win competitions run by NASA, ESA etc. or on sites like TPS (Ciclops, spacEurope?)
PhilCo126
Via this topic I would like to thank those UMSF members again who helped me illustrate my yearly MER-articles for the monthly Spaceflight magazine of the British Interplanetary Society... we even made some cover(s) wink.gif



http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...id/1649/l/en-us
Oersted
QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Jun 12 2008, 12:43 PM) *
Any chance you edit your post to follow your own advice - those first two in-line images are over that. The first is over 1MB! I'm going to make them plain links for now to help dial up users, feel free to make it a thumbnail link if you wish.


Sorry James, I'm a technical newbie when it comes to this forum software. I thought only the smaller-size file was loaded, when the forum software makes the automatic reduced-size photo. My mistake!

I have a couple of questions:

- How do I make the thumbnail link you talk about?

- Is it possible to have such a thumbnail image link to an attachment to another posting? I would like the attached image in post # 4 of this thread http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=1674 to appear as the image in the entry for that front page.

Thanks a 1,000,000.
Oersted
QUOTE (ngunn @ Jun 12 2008, 01:51 PM) *
I think this is an excellent idea. I hope you will include RPascal's Huygens mosaic which was much reproduced and which helped Jason Perry locate the landing site.

One of my favourites from APOD was called something like Clouds over Meridiani, an image produced in four stages by four different UMSFers.

Another category for inclusion could be images that win competitions run by NASA, ESA etc. or on sites like TPS (Ciclops, spacEurope?)


Hi there ngunn,

I need some more pointers to threads or so, to find those images you're talking about by RPascal and the one called clouds over Meridiani.

Regarding the idea about including more sites, I think it would be best to stick to publications and APOD, because otherwise I fear the first posting will become far too long. We are that good! smile.gif I agree it is rather arbitrary though, because all those other sites are equally worthwhile of course.

I guess it will also make sense to just include images by "space amateurs". We have quite a few mission members (among them of course MarsEngineer), but they get images published not as UMSF members, but as mission members, JPL employees, etc.

I hope some more UMSF'ers will pop by this thread, and help finding the pics!
ngunn
Hi! Here's the APOD one:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap061017.html

I'll have to dig for the other.
ngunn
Here's the Huygens one:

http://www.beugungsbild.de/huygens/huygens_mosaic_final.html

And in a moment I'll find a UMSF post with that link.

Here it is, copied from a 'search members posts' for RPascal:
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One of the most exciting questions for me is, if the radar swath data will result in a definite decision how the Huygens mosaic and Cassini ISS/VIMS correlate.
Some month ago I tried to find this correlation, with the result that I felt I had to introduce a relatively large calibration mismatch to find a good visual agreement of Huygens and ISS. But now it has come to my knowledge that Huygens radar, as well as radar tracking of Huygens from earth, seems to be in good agreement with the timer height calibration, so it looks as I have to give up this idea.
http://www.beugungsbild.de/huygens/ISS_huy...correlate3.html

Does anybody know what radar resolution is expected at the Huygens landing site?
Will ISS also obtain some high resolution images?

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IIRC Jason cited this image in the official literature relating to the Huygens site location. Before this, and just after Huygens landed, an earlier version of the same Pascal mosaic featured in much of the press coverage.
Oersted
ngunn, I added the Clouds and Sands image, thanks again!

Even though the Huygens is probably the one with the most scientific merit of them all, it doesn't quite fit in his thread. But wauw, it really is something! Didn't know an UMSf member made it.

Now, if somebody could explain me how I can add an image of an attachment from another posting... smile.gif
Astro0
When Opportunity was poised to enter Victoria Crater (just before the storm hit), I did this SFX image, seen in this thread.
Click to view attachment

It was picked up by AWST - story here. They also used the image as a double page spread in their July 2007 issue.

The full image is still available on my old SFX webpage.

Astro0
Tesheiner
QUOTE (Oersted @ Jun 12 2008, 08:53 PM) *
- How do I make the thumbnail link you talk about?


Two possibilities.
First one: Include an image (thumbnail or not) in the post using the "Insert Image" button. It will add a "code" like:
CODE
[img]http://www.thesite.com/link.to.the.thumbnail.image.jpg[/img]

Then, select the whole code and add a link using the "Insert Link" button. The "codes" will look like this:
CODE
[url="http://www.thesite.com/link.to.the.big.image.jpg"][img]http://www.thesite.com/link.to.the.thumbnail.image.jpg[/img][/url]


Second one: Include an image in the post using the attachment options. Important: it should be smaller then 200x200 pixels. Images that small are *not* reduced by the forum's sw and don't look like an attachment.
Then, select the whole attachment and add a link using the "Insert Link" button. The "codes" will look like this:
CODE
[url="http://www.thesite.com/link.to.the.big.image.jpg"][attachment=14666:1R266590...1314R0M1.jpg][/url]


Now, speaking of published images, once I was really surprised to find one of my "dirty" mosaics at APOD.
APOD: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070904.html
UMSF: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...ost&p=98037
ngunn
QUOTE (Oersted @ Jun 12 2008, 10:54 PM) *
Even though the Huygens is probably the one with the most scientific merit of them all, it doesn't quite fit in his thread. But wauw, it really is something! Didn't know an UMSf member made it.


I can see the point. As far as I know Rene Pascal created the Huygens mosaic first and joined UMSF subsequently to discuss the issue of locating the site in Cassini images. But it's significant I think that he did come here, where Jason is also a highly valued active member.

If my version of history needs correcting I hope one of the principal players will step in!
volcanopele
Sounds about right.

BTW, do my APOD images count? If so, and you can find which are mine, you get a cookie laugh.gif
Oersted
QUOTE (Astro0 @ Jun 13 2008, 01:09 AM) *
When Opportunity was poised to enter Victoria Crater (just before the storm hit), I did this SFX image, seen in this thread.

[...]

Astro0


Thanks Astro0, it's added!
Oersted
QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jun 13 2008, 09:57 AM) *
Second one: Include an image in the post using the attachment options. Important: it should be smaller then 200x200 pixels. Images that small are *not* reduced by the forum's sw and don't look like an attachment.
Then, select the whole attachment and add a link using the "Insert Link" button. The "codes" will look like this:
CODE
[url="http://www.thesite.com/link.to.the.big.image.jpg"][attachment=14666:1R266590...1314R0M1.jpg][/url]


Thanks for those explanations Tesheiner. What I REALLY need to be able to do, is to link to an image that has been used as an attachment in another person's posting. Is that in any way possible?

QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jun 13 2008, 09:57 AM) *
Now, speaking of published images, once I was really surprised to find one of my "dirty" mosaics at APOD.
APOD: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070904.html
UMSF: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...ost&p=98037


Added!

Oersted
QUOTE (volcanopele @ Jun 13 2008, 11:26 AM) *
Sounds about right.

BTW, do my APOD images count? If so, and you can find which are mine, you get a cookie laugh.gif


Well, I'm overweight, so not pining for cookies smile.gif

Could you please offer some linkage?
Oersted
QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Jun 12 2008, 07:09 PM) *
Via this topic I would like to thank those UMSF members again who helped me illustrate my yearly MER-articles for the monthly Spaceflight magazine of the British Interplanetary Society... we even made some cover(s) wink.gif



http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...id/1649/l/en-us


Added, thanks!
Oersted
QUOTE (ngunn @ Jun 16 2008, 11:14 AM) *
Here's why it's better. Draw a diagonal from top left to bottom right of the whole image and divide it in the golden ratio. You're right in the back of the scoop! Now add a vertical and a horizontal through that point (both similarly divided of course). The lower left rectangle neatly contains the solar panel. Next draw the diagonal of this rectangle and extend the line of the robot arm to meet it. There you have (more or less) a right angle close to bottom centre of the view - the two lander components, passive and active, (yin/yang?) counterposed in the most dramatic possible configuration. That's why this version, and Astro0's, works so well.

EDIT: You have to click on the APOD picture to get the whole composition - and to discover that it's James's mosaic.


And I've just added it to the "UMSF published Images and APODs thread":

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=5235

However, I now have a problem: I am not allowed to add more images to the first posting in that thread sad.gif

I wonder if it would be possible to make an exception to the posting rules, because I think it IS very helpful to have a single posting with all those pics.

Great job getting the APOD James!

ngunn
QUOTE (Oersted @ Jun 17 2008, 10:17 AM) *
I wonder if it would be possible to make an exception to the posting rules, because I think it IS very helpful to have a single posting with all those pics.


Interesting policy question here. Doug, I know you've said in the past that UMSF is not intended as an archive or a reference source. Yet undoubtedly some of us use it as such from time to time. It strikes me that what Oersted wants to do here is indeed to create an archive - in this case one that is particularly pertinent to the expanding outreach function of this forum, and therefore a particularly worthy case.

Would you be willing to entertain the idea of a subforum called 'Archives' in which an individual member could, by agreement, set up and maintain a read-only thread of this kind? It seems to me that this would be ideal for what Oersted wants to do, and others may come up with their own equally deserving suggestions. A list of members willing to be identified as professionals involved in space missions might be one. A list of mentions of the forum in the professional literature might be another.
Tesheiner
QUOTE (Oersted @ Jun 17 2008, 11:17 AM) *
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However, I now have a problem: I am not allowed to add more images to the first posting in that thread sad.gif

I wonder if it would be possible to make an exception to the posting rules, because I think it IS very helpful to have a single posting with all those pics.


Mmm, I see a problem with too many pictures: bandwidth. I, among others, have dial-up at home (still on the middle-age!!!) and the first post, even keeping the images at/around 100KB, takes a lot of time to load. I would suggest a different approach: Make a mosaic with all the pictures, include it on the first post, and change the current pictures by links.

Another idea: Change each image by a thumbnail linking to the real picture.
Oersted
I'd like thumbnails, but that wouldn't change anything, since I've hit the ceiling on the number (not size) of pictures.
djellison
QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jun 17 2008, 10:27 AM) *
Mmm, I see a problem with too many pictures: bandwidth.


And, forum rules don't have exceptions. There isn't a magic ' except for this thread ' button on the rules. Do it in multiple posts. One post with a million images is not a forum post anymore - it's trying to make a web-page out of a forum post. A commendable thread, no doubt, but it's just not something the forum can accomodate. A forum wiki, however, would. That's a thought.




Doug
ngunn
I hope there is a way forward for this worthy enterprise. Glad you're on the case Doug.
Ian R
I am delighted to be able to add one of my own images to this thread; namely my mosaic of the Apollo 15 landing site. Tony Reichhardt of Air & Space Magazine has written a piece detailing the recent photographic survey of Hadley Rille and its environs by the Japanese Kaguya probe:

http://www.airspacemag.com/space-explorati..._Revisited.html

Tony contacted me and kindly asked if he could use the mosaic in his article, which I readily agreed to in an instant:

http://www.airspacemag.com/photos?c=y&...9884&page=4
Astro0
I may have a possible solution.
Outside the forum a few of us have been talking about an Outreach resource website.
There are lots of members here who give talks and presentations and produce resources that I'm sure they'd be happy sharing.
A page that includes a gallery of UMSF created images that have appeared in publication is certainly something that I think fits into the Outreach category.
Rather than glogging up UMSF, the moderators could pin a thread for Outreach Resources, where such things could be discussed and then materials hosted through the proposed Outreach website.

What do you think?

Astro0
hendric
That would be a great idea. I think this would be a good thing for the Planetary Society to host, but it might be hard for them to allow random ppl to edit. I would love to be able to download Doug's, Stu's, etc. presentations, along with some of the awesome movies created here.
dmuller
The Outreach resource website Astro0 is referring to can easily accommodate the indexing of such images and it can be searched by keyword etc. Since it's a ground-up design, it can also be modified. Thus indexing the images is definitely possible, I am just not sure how many supersized images it can hold on the server and bandwidth issues. The webhost as such is quite good but some of the images can be rather large
hendric
Server and bandwidth issues can easily fixed by throwing money at them. (Ask, and ye shall get paypal'ed!) The bigger concern is maintenance and governance. That's why I suggested TPS.
dmuller
Something along these lines? (Sorry Stu for pinching your artwork)

Search results (search for +phoenix):
Click to view attachment
Item description:
Click to view attachment

Tags / keywords need to be managed for consistency (the more ye get paypal'ed the more ye have time to work on it ... also gives time for db maintenance etc). Server hosting can be outsourced. Governance would probably use a "moderated democratic" approach through feedback / rating / reporting.
Stu
Does having an image featured on spaceweather.com count..?

They've very kindly used a couple of my 3D Phoenix images today... smile.gif

Oh well, I'm proud of it, anyway...
jamescanvin
Does this count? smile.gif

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/200...11/1195385.aspx
imipak
Even more so when it's the front-page lead story on a "name" news site..!

Click to view attachment
jamescanvin
Wow, well spotted, I knew it was on the sci/tech page but it wasn't on the front page of the whole site earlier.

That bumped the hit rate up a bit, over 1000 views on that image on my site in the last hour alone!
ElkGroveDan
I suspect the UMSF hits are going to go up as well since they linked to Astro0's Cape Verde post directly.
nprev
Yep...98 people on right now (11 members), and it ain't even 0700 PDT on a Saturday morning yet. Emily's blog got a nice bump in that article, too! smile.gif
Stu
I know it doesn't 100% count as 'published' but I'm chuffed that Spaceweather.com has very kindly used another of my Phoenix anaglyphs today... smile.gif
nprev
Congrats, Stu! smile.gif Very nice write-up, too!

(Yes, gonna go get the glasses today, finally; nasty week at work, couldn't sneak out early enough to make the trip & still beat traffic home. It's Friday, things are slow...heh, heh, heh...)
Stu
Does having my Wall-E vs Oppy pic used at Universe Today count..?

Naah, thought not... wink.gif Chuffed by it anyway.
Astro0
Stu, if it gets used beyond this forum then I think it counts!
Look how times we've all been on Emily's PS blog wink.gif
ElkGroveDan
Good one Stu!
Astro0
UMSF contributor and space art genius, Don Davis has a Phoenix panorama published in the September 2008 edition of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine. It serves as the background to the article.
Click to view attachment
Stu
WOW! GREAT work guys!!!

Today's APOD:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/081...wMosaicAPOD.jpg

PhilCo126
Thanks for sharing... I've entered some UMSF mosaic work for my 7th article on MER operations (to be published BIS Spaceflight magazine of January 2009)
dilo
Is a honor to see such image as Phoenix epitaph!
Thanks guys and thanks to Ken for perfect timing in submission. biggrin.gif
PhilCo126
Well, proud to announce the 3rd MER-related cover for BIS Spaceflight magazine:



PhilCo126
Well, it's official now: http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.asp...id/1920/l/en-us

Thanks again for the help of Alan Martin, Eduardo Tesheiner, Marco Di Lorenzo and Ken Kremer for their assistance in getting high resolution versions of these images!!!
Paolo
Wow! An issue with Phillip, Asif and Dwayne all together. This is going to be one of the best in months!
mars loon
QUOTE (Paolo @ Jan 7 2009, 05:41 PM) *
Wow! An issue with Phillip, Asif and Dwayne all together. This is going to be one of the best in months!


I also have a 2 page MSL article in that issue (p. 44-45) , in addition to the Oppy cover mosaic and others co-created by Marco and me. i'll be posting images and lecture update shortly.

ken
imipak
I finally got round to joining the BIS a couple of months ago for /exactly/ this sort of thing. Thanks (and congratulations) to everyone involved!
Stu
Does this count?

http://www.universetoday.com/2009/03/30/bo...oulders-on-mars

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