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Charon Map (2015 Nov 07)

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I will keep updating this file. Wow! this was updated with the picture from today and some older ones i had before. woohoo!
I also have Pluto ---> fav.me/d918tlb
you can use this however you like!
Made with NASA/JPL/New horizons data. in case you live under a copyright rock.
Made using Blender 3D and GIMP



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UPDATE (July 21 2015)
Added the HD tile to Charon, its a crappy hard to work with high angle with shadows, but i figured i should put it in. did my best like always.

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UPDATE (July 24 2015)
Added another tile to Charon, it was another crappy resolution tile near the north pole. my paws hurt from doing this all day. hope its worth it!
pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…

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UPDATE (Sept 10 2015)
Finally some new NH pictures. what the fuck happened for 2 months?
anyway, added more detail and a re map of the flyby side. added this picture pbs.twimg.com/media/COj11FqVEA… and corrected angle a little. now off to work on new Pluto tiles!

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UPDATE (Oct 08 2015)
some small colour adjustments. i will update Charon with HD tiles when all photos of the full face are available.


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UPDATE (Oct 12 2015)

Complete map re-assembly and unwrapping. This map is now far far better then what it was. i feel much more confident with the low resolution parts and the brightness is consistent across the different resolution sets. I used as many photos of Charon as i could including the ones suggested. Long/Lat is now accurate to what i can get. Brightness is accurate, and the colours are as close as i can get them. and now i finally updated the map with the newest HD tiles too.
I can't help but be reminded of the moons of Uranus when working on Charon...
This was a lot of work over around 3 days. But i hope it was worth it! I'm going to bed now zzzz... Lazy  hope you enjoy :heart:

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UPDATE (2015 Nov 07)
Slight contrast boost.

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yeah that's fine. its nice to see you gave credit ^^
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Also I found your Charon texture from September 10, 2015 here:
pre01.deviantart.net/b3fb/th/p…
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Actually that one is gone. Here's the correct one:
Space Engine TNO And Asteroid 2k Textures by MrSpace43
The raw images taken before the closest approach on 14 July 2015 have been released last week, so it's not neccessary to use the low-quality JPEG data anymore. I am just downloading the LORRI image set (about 4 GB) to see what can be done. It is likely that the quality of the new parts of the map, especially those which have not been released in processed form by NASA, will be improved dramatically compared to my earlier JPEG processing.
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awsome i will have to look into it once i can get a land line again.
Hey!
Could you please update your Charon and Pluto maps with the latest images? There's a lot more detail in the far side, for example from the July 12th images downloaded last week:

i.imgur.com/Pu7LYi1.jpg
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ooh ok thank you i will look into that = ) i wont do it right a way i will be moving and going to my new job. but i will definitely look at it when i can.
Kexitt's avatar
And you still didn't updated this map
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na been busy doing other things i felt like doing.
Are you going to use this night side mapping of Charon? twitter.com/newhorizonsimg/sta…
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I would but there isn't much of anything useful in it. i cant tell if it has any features at all. or if that's all just noise from pixels like the rest of it.
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Can you use Master-Bit's texture of Charon to fill in the missing data?
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I can, but I'm not going to. I like to keep it raw here, so people can add and modify it and fill it in if they want. like Master-Bit and others.
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it's very impressive  !
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thanks! = D it was hard work
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Two new images have been released showing parts of the right side of your map in greater detail than before.
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you guys must be quite anxious for the map! i know, ive already unwrapped the new areas. i just need to do some planetary surgery to make the maps fit. its a lot of work to get them to look right. it will come out soon hopefuly
My work on that:
i.imgur.com/xh96ZPy.png
media.giphy.com/media/3o85xny7…

Note: In the first image, I tried to get north at the top, but I was off by a few degrees. So don't wonder...
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Okay, I think you're right. I compared the two pictures Charon with different exposures (they were on site "New Horizons"). As a result, the brightness of your texture is really similar to the truth.
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:) I didn't want it to go dark either. But it is what fit best. Charon is a lot like the moons of Uranus that way too.
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