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GaryN: Hi Frank, not trying to prove anything here, I was just looking into the Star Tracker cameras
they send out on their missions, and thought you might be interested.
Here is an interesting shot from Clementine. The moon, stars, solar Corona,
and a big Venus! That is just from the star tracker camera, too! Is this a composite, or does that
camera have some amazing dynamic range?
If we were playing fantasy astrophotography, photobucket would be the place to shop.
Thanks, I like the image. When I win my trip on one of those tourist space flights, I want that camera!
Maybe any deep space images from the star tracker cameras are just to boring to be worth
... e_635.htmlThe Plane of the Ecliptic is illustrated in this Clementine star tracker camera image which reveals (from right to left) the Moon lit by Earthshine, the sun's corona rising over the Moon's dark limb and the planets Saturn, Mars and Mercury.
Wow, mars sure is bright.
Great shot of the planets, thanks.
We all played around with the messenger star tracker photos and specs, in a previous discussion, and it was designed to see at lest 3 three stars with mercury in the frames. So it looks like they are using our old buddy the Thompson CCD. I'll look at the specs, cool. Looks like even with the glare of the sun, there might be one star there. Wonder what filter is used and what its band is?
Once again, I do have a better appreciation for your Voyager images comment. Have you any experience with the Voyager images software?
I think, if not, you would gain some serious insight with that data. You might come across Sagan's pale blue dot ( raw image and specs).
I hope to find it, for a discussion with Aardwolf. I have ignored or offered lame attemps at his question about it, until I can aquire enough actual experience and find specific information, to discuss it in an informed manor.
Other wise we are just counting angles on the head of a pin.
Reason for edit; to comment that; Highlights are added by me.