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Pluto Map (2015 Nov 10)

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Published: July 14, 2015
© 2015 - 2020 Snowfall-The-Cat
I will keep updating this file. woohoo!
I also have Charon ---> fav.me/d91fyqf
You can use this map and share however you like.
Just remember, this was made with NASA/JPL/New horizons data. in case you live under a copyright rock.

CELESTIA USERS:
If you want Pluto to be facing Charon the correct way, you must change the position of the map on the horizontal position.
Simply open a paint program of your choice, then copy and paste the map so that the heart is split by the two right and left sides of the
rectangle map, instead of the center. the heart should be facing away from Charon so it never sees it. No love for Charon! (i only have it offset wrong here, so that the HD tiles are in the center and easy to see, plus it is easier to update this way) its a ruff fix but it works, Charon is fine by the looks of things, don't worry about Charon.


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UPDATE (July 20 2015)
added the new HD tiles to the Heart shaped area on Pluto, did my best to blend them in with colours. download for full size. enjoy!

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UPDATE (July 21 2015)
Added another new HD tile to the left side of the Heart shaped area on Pluto, fits well to me! such a strange world.
the tile is from here pbs.twimg.com/media/CKdr0GgUsA…

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UPDATE (July 24 2015)

Added more new HD tiles to the TOP of the Heart today. more strange Pluto gets stranger!
tiles i added:
pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…
pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…
graphics8.nytimes.com/newsgrap…
and added better HD globe better then the last! graphics8.nytimes.com/newsgrap…

Now time to update Charon with 1 new tile!
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UPDATE (July 25 2015)

Just a slight colour and tile adjustment. The contrast is a bit high i think but I'm going to work with that for now its nothing i cant fix later.
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UPDATE (Sept 10 2015)
Added 4 new tiles on the sides of the heart shape! enjoy!
tiles are
pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Sc…
pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Sc…
and two top side corner tiles from here pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Sc… any other tiles i will be waiting for pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc… to update with raw tiles. my hand hurts now from doing all these tiles! lol enjoy~

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UPDATE (Sept 16 2015)
added new HD global image to Pluto and adjusted colours. i have 1 more tile to put on but i'm to tired for today
tile is planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/ass… and re-aligned other HD tiles to it. i dont know if i will make the image any bigger in resolution. its already huge and takes a long time to work with on my computer its so big. enjoy!
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UPDATE (Sept 26 2015)
Added this amazing image to rest of Pluto globe and lots of colour fixing. www.nasa.gov/sites/default/fil…

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UPDATE (Sept 29 2015)
map alignment adjustments and colour fixing.
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UPDATE (Oct 08 2015)
map slight colour fixing.

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UPDATE (Nov 07 2015)
Map contrast boost to suit raw approach photos. very slight colour adjust too.
Added better transition and slightly more HD mapping east of the heart.
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UPDATE (Nov 07 2015)
Fixing colour and brightness all over.
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Image size
8192x4096px 26.51 MB
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tsahelHobbyist Digital Artist
I used this for a 3D exercice, with the charon map. Thank you !
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AskaniyHobbyist Artist
There were new processing showing Pluto in true colour. :) (Smile) 
I made a texture based on them:
Pluto True Color Texture Map by Askaniy
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
Nice! its good to see natural colour maps <3
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AskaniyHobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
post this somewhere ells.
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MrSpace43-CelestiaHobbyist Digital Artist
Not vandalized, reported. Plus you should report Pug-Kai's so called, "MrSpace43-Celestia vandalized" because he is a stupid idiotic hater, not knowing that I was not vandalizing!
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
groovy. F2U - Galaxy Hippie Beads Right :hippie: 
Robi777's avatar
I would really like to see an updated map of Pluto, because now there are more images available than when this map was last updated. Maybe it would be easier for you to make a new map than to update this one.
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
it would be a huge amount of work to compleetly remake this map. i do hope to add to the charon map though once i can.
Renerpho's avatar
Lots of new images added today! New ones are marked with a red square.
i.imgur.com/x2AvWKA.jpg
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When you make your next version of the Pluto/Charon maps, you should use the albedo maps given on page 26+28 of arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/160…
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
oh ok i can try = )
sorry i haven't done much with it though lately, been so busy with my job i fall asleep after work.
Renerpho's avatar
Don't worry ;-) Perhaps you should start with the Charon map. There will probably be some Pluto images in the next friday batch, but the Charon images are complete up to a few hours before closest approach.
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
i will problaby just do the charon map = ) the unknown areas need some good updateing wiht the images here. i am quite happy with my Pluto map at the moment, plus doing anything to it would be so complicated at this point i don't know how i could work with it ^^';

i still got to work on Charon map. i got a long weekend so i might do it = ) along with a few other projects i want to do
cheers ^^
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Hey! Nice to hear that you're back into it^^
I think your decision is right, and a new map of Charon is actually more important than one for Pluto. NASA has recently released an updated Pluto map, but nothing similar for Charon. So we really need you to fill in that gap ;-)
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eh i am sorta back into it. lol
for sure lol. i just hope i can get to it before nasa does i guess. it shouldn't be to hard just takes a lot of time. soon i hope!
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I made compilations of the LORRI images of Pluto's and Charon's 'far side'. You may want to use these as a guideline to see what images you have to add since your last update. If you want you can use my processings for your map, since it is unlikely that the new images will be published in an official processed version for a very long time (probably not before 2017).

i.imgur.com/MTV7JvN.png
i.imgur.com/eEYBHRi.png
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Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
oh my. these would have been nice to have had a long time ago! lol
thank you. i will try and use them as best as i can = ) hope i can add them easily to my maps without having to redo parts.
if newer views come in let me know if you can = )
cheers!
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Here is the complete version: i.imgur.com/c7BLTv2.png
And there are some from the hours before closest approach that are still on the spacecraft:

Date                              Range           Already on the ground?
2015-07-13 04:04 UT    1.6M km        NO
2015-07-13 04:24 UT    1.6M km        NO
2015-07-13 06:35 UT    1.5M km        NO
2015-07-13 07:22 UT    1.4M km        NO
2015-07-13 07:35 UT    1.4M km        NO
2015-07-13 14:36 UT    1.1M km        NO
2015-07-13 16:17 UT    1.0M km        YES
2015-07-13 19:25 UT    0.8M km        NO
2015-07-13 19:37 UT    0.8M km        NO
2015-07-13 19:50 UT    0.8M km        NO
2015-07-13 20:03 UT    0.8M km        YES
2015-07-13 20:14 UT    0.8M km        YES
2015-07-13 20:17 UT    0.8M km        YES
2015-07-13 20:56 UT    0.7M km        YES
2015-07-13 23:12 UT    0.6M km        NO
2015-07-14 00:33 UT    0.6M km        NO
2015-07-14 02:37 UT    0.5M km        NO
2015-07-14 02:50 UT    0.4M km        YES
2015-07-14 04:07 UT    0.4M km        NO
2015-07-14 08:14 UT    0.2M km        YES
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