W00085471.jpg was taken on December 05, 2013 and received on Earth December 05, 2013. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-RINGS at approximately 938,637 miles (1,510,590 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.
Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft. This was created with images from the probe’s Advanced Stellar Compass star tracker cameras, not JunoCam. I didn’t realize its star trackers were able to return images. So: More cameras in space = more stuff to put on Tumblr = Yay!
IRIS: Solar prominence image from NASA press release "IRIS Provides Unprecedented Images of Sun"
MAVEN: "First light from #MAVEN’s “eyes", the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph, taken on Dec. 4th", via @MAVEN2MARS. The caption doesn’t indicate what IUVS was pointed at, unfortunately.
Curiosity: Rover wheels, December 4th 2013
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm, on December 4, 2013, Sol 472 of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, at 02:13:17 UTC.Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
When this image was obtained, the focus motor count position was 12552. This number indicates the internal position of the MAHLI lens at the time the image was acquired. This count also tells whether the dust cover was open or closed. Values between 0 and 6000 mean the dust cover was closed; values between 12500 and 16000 occur when the cover is open. For close-up images, the motor count can in some cases be used to estimate the distance between the MAHLI lens and target. For example, in-focus images obtained with the dust cover open for which the lens was 2.5 cm from the target have a motor count near 15270. If the lens is 5 cm from the target, the motor count is near 14360; if 7 cm, 13980; 10 cm, 13635; 15 cm, 13325; 20 cm, 13155; 25 cm, 13050; 30 cm, 12970. These correspond to image scales, in micrometers per pixel, of about 16, 25, 32, 42, 60, 77, 95, and 113.
Most images acquired by MAHLI in daylight use the sun as an illumination source. However, in some cases, MAHLI’s two groups of white light LEDs and one group of longwave ultraviolet (UV) LEDs might be used to illuminate targets. When Curiosity acquired this image, the group 1 white light LEDs were off, the group 2 white light LEDs were off, and the ultraviolet (UV) LEDS were off.
Hisaki: Extreme ultraviolet spectrum of Jupiter, November 26th 2013.
Spectrum of Jupiter picked up by extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectrometer: Figure 1. Observation time 19 10:51 November 25, 2006 (Japan Standard Time). Exposure time is 5 minutes. Slit width is 10 arcsec. Left is the image field guide camera (FOV), extreme ultraviolet spectral image of light transmitted through the slit is right. The horizontal axis in the right figure represents the wavelength, to the right corresponds to the range of parts per million (1 mm to 1 nm) 50 nm from approximately 150 nm from the left end. The has been observed spread in the light of the Earth’s atmosphere around mainly, in the other, and the light of Jupiter’s magnetosphere, and Jupiter Aurora has also been detected.
Hisaki: Extreme ultraviolet spectrum of Venus’s atmosphere, November 19th 2013.
Spectrum of Venus taken by the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectrometer: Figure 2. Observation time 19 November 16:29 (Japan Standard Time). Exposure time is 8 minutes. Slit width is 60 arcsec. Similar to Figure 1, on the light atmosphere around the Earth, the scattered light from Venus is detected. The Venus visible viewing guide camera left (FOV) images are those taken before inserting slit. When you have carried out spectroscopic observations by integration of eight minutes on the right side, not visible FOV image in fact, Venus has fallen to slit.
Test image of the moon from Japan’s new Hisaki (SPRINT-A) space telescope. This was taken with the telescope’s guidance camera, not its main instrument, an extreme ultraviolet spectrometer.
A visible light image of the moon crater picked up by the field of view (FOV) Guide Camera: 3 FIG. Get (Japan Standard Time) 23:34 26 October to verify the operations of the FOV. Linear dark central slit, light in this portion enters the EUV spectrometer without being introduced into the FOV, and is spectroscopy. While controlling to hold the slit in the observation target celestial body, such as Jupiter, Venus by FOV, “Hisaki” is observed in the (EUV) spectrometer the light in the slit.
John Adams Whipple (American, 1822–1891)
This study, made with his partner James Black and copied from a daguerreotype, would seem to illustrate the astronomical maxim: the more clearly one can see an object in space, the more beautiful it looks.
The Metroptolitan Museum of Art
Ditching Investigation of a 1/20-Scale Model of the Space Shuttle Orbiter. In the unlikely event of a water landing, your spaceship will act as a flotation device.