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#1 smallscopefanLeo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

I can't explain why but I just want one!! :nonono:
( http://en.wikipedia....e_of_Phobos.JPG
http://en.wikipedia....i/Phobos_(moon) )

Youtube video taken by Opportunity:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHDH7cKX_SA "The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, transits (passes in front of) the sun in this approximately true-speed movie simulation using images from the panoramic camera.

#2 BobinKy

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

They do look special!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

Certinly different. I can see why you would want one. :cool:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

P.M. me for my article on Mapping the Moons of Mars and more info on the 1:60,000 scale Phobos "globe" made by scientific modeller Ralph J.Turner, Rock Creek Experimental Station –
Oregon, using 25 Mariner 9 photo records.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

THAT would be sweet!!

#6 Alan A.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

The phobos globe is very cool. I recently acquired the S+T Mars globe, which is 12" diameter, I think it will be easier to use than a standard map as a reference when viewing mars.

Does anyone know where to obtain software that can convert a standard map into gores to print out and make your own globes?

#7 Rick Woods

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

The phobos globe is very cool. I recently acquired the S+T Mars globe, which is 12" diameter, I think it will be easier to use than a standard map as a reference when viewing mars.

Does anyone know where to obtain software that can convert a standard map into gores to print out and make your own globes?


I've seen the files already created somewhere online; I think it was here:

http://planetaryname...v/GIS_Downloads

What I saw was specifically made for making a globe. If this isn't it, search for it. It was free. I didn't check now, because of my slow line speed.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the link, I am not able to open these files initially but will try again later on a different computer.

Alan

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Alan,

Hold the phone, I think this is the one:

http://astrogeology....maps-and-globes

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Thanks Rick-This site looks perfect.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:56 AM

There're some great Phobos globes around and there're even superb asteroid models of 216 Kleopatra, 433 Eros and 4179 Toutatis...

A great book with Mars maps:
The International Atlas of Mars Exploration: Volume 1, 1953 to 2003: The First Five Decades

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

Also check this Phobos model:
http://spaceports.bl...-phobos-to.html

Carl Sagan used a superb Phobos globe/model during the Christmas Lecture in 1977: (model at 02.55 in the video)

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=IAQG7JxJ87k

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the links! I love seeing those... so many cool models and globes that I had no clue existed. This makes me want a moon globe, and a mars globe, at minimum.. more than ever! (Especially one of those older lunar globes with raised relief on them from the 60's, wow)






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