Quote:BTW, for globe fans, we are releasing an updated version of our previously discontinued Topographical Mars Globe, coming in a month or two.I love working on these globes...
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Quote:Not for a while; we're still awaiting the final (actually first complete) map from the MESSENGER team. Then the fun starts.Still hoping the approve my proposal for a crater name...
Quote:Still hoping the approve my proposal for a crater name...
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Quote:Ooooooooo!!! I just received the new 3rd edition regular Mars globe -- love it! -- and can hardly wait to order this topo version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Quote:Quote:Not for a while; we're still awaiting the final (actually first complete) map from the MESSENGER team. Then the fun starts.Still hoping the approve my proposal for a crater name... The Grad Students are working hard on finalizing the first-run images. Shouldn't be too long now.A large bunch of proposals for crater names, I even submitted one, so that will take some time.Now,... here's MY proposal to Sky & Telescope:How about 4 rocky-planet globes, to size scale. Would make a great resource for classroom teaching. e.g. Mercury about 5 inches, Venus and Earth about 12 inches, and Mars about 7 inches. Run that past Bob.Cheers,JerryG.O.Dobek, FRAS
Quote:There's a third edition? I was under the impression that the current Mars globe is the second edition (mainly because that's what the booklet that came with it said.)
Quote:For me, I really got into Mars Topo when I discovered the 3D surface modeling software VISTAPRO. Then, I no longer was interested in the topographic maps, because, I could see the topography first-hand in only a few moments of rendering:
Quote:Well, I guess S&T doesn't keep me apprised of these things, go figure! I sort of liked the coloration of the first edition better.
First thing Monday morning, I'm calling S&T and if it's possible to order (or pre-order) the Mars Topo globe, I'm plunking my hard-earned shekels on the spot!
Quote:...but I love the way the new Mars globe looks more like the actual planet.
Quote:Quote:...but I love the way the new Mars globe looks more like the actual planet. Maya,That's a little bone I have to pick: I've looked at Mars for many, many hours over the years, and the color of the globe is *NOT* the same as the color of the planet. I realize it matches the colors on the adjusted rover images that are released by NASA; but it doesn't really look like that. I'd like a globe that actually looks like Mars. (I'm not crying "conspiracy" here, just stating a fact. I sort of think they're not color-adjusting those images properly.)PS: Nice observatory warm room. But I don't see a National Geographic Mars map on the wall! It's not a proper observatory without one of those. (The 1973 one.)
Quote:Rick, I haven't had that many good opportunities over the years to observe Mars.
Quote:Patience, I'll let you know when topo-mars is in.
Quote:My Mars globe is the old 16-inch version. Late 80's if I recall.