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smallscopefanLeo
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Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new
      #5664536 - 02/06/13 12:36 AM

I can't explain why but I just want one!!
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Globe_of_Phobos.JPG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_%28moon%29 )

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.


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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: smallscopefanLeo]
      #5664588 - 02/06/13 02:17 AM

They do look special!

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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: smallscopefanLeo]
      #5664682 - 02/06/13 06:10 AM

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

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5664766 - 02/06/13 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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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5664973 - 02/06/13 10:54 AM

THAT would be sweet!!

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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: smallscopefanLeo]
      #5665421 - 02/06/13 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?


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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: alancygnusx2]
      #5666077 - 02/06/13 09:43 PM

Quote:

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://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/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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alancygnusx2
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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5667151 - 02/07/13 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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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: alancygnusx2]
      #5667271 - 02/07/13 03:10 PM

Alan,

Hold the phone, I think this is the one:

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/planetary-maps-and-globes


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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5667701 - 02/07/13 07:19 PM

Thanks Rick-This site looks perfect.

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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: alancygnusx2]
      #5668361 - 02/08/13 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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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5668365 - 02/08/13 06:08 AM

Also check this Phobos model:
http://spaceports.blogspot.be/2010/04/aldrin-touts-mars-moon-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.com/watch?v=IAQG7JxJ87k


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Re: Wah! I want a Russian globe of Phobos! [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5669147 - 02/08/13 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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