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Offline Glom

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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2016, 06:59:32 PM »
I like it. Though I think I prefer the first one. A lot of characterisations in Aliens are kind of annoying. Still, an excellent movie overall.

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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2016, 11:00:20 PM »
OK, so who thought this...



might be an out-of-focus black&white photograph of one of these...



... a black-faced rebus monkey (this is what my granddaughters thought it looked like)



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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 11:21:52 PM »
. . . Rhesus?
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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 12:23:10 AM »
...here is the Kaguya image from the same spot, which I stitched together from 9 separate tiles:



Can you please post a link to the Kaguya archive of images?  Thanks!
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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 01:07:07 AM »
. . . Rhesus?

Sorry, Vervet

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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 02:02:06 AM »
Can you please post a link to the Kaguya archive of images?  Thanks!

I use this one

http://l2db.selene.darts.isas.jaxa.jp/index.html

It's a bit tricky to fathom out thanks to poor translation, but the trick is (once you've agreed to the terms) to select the product you want to so see, then define your area on the map, then execute the search.

Although it talks about adding to a cart it's all free.

I've found the most reliable images are the Evening and Morning Map images, as they always open in their bespoke software. They're part of the LISM dataset. Rename the files as '.tar' and use something like winrar to extract the images.

The link to the viewer software is at the bottom of this page.

http://l2db.selene.darts.isas.jaxa.jp/help/en/link_en.html


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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 02:04:50 AM »
OK, so who thought this...



might be an out-of-focus black&white photograph of one of these...



... a black-faced rebus monkey (this is what my granddaughters thought it looked like)

I thought it was a baboon - but not the face.
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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 02:37:17 AM »
China finally came back online!



Their images are perhaps less useful as the ones they have posted tend to be at lunar midday, so there is very little variation in light and shade to determine features.

Here's the link to their images, which can be viewed using 'nasaview' software.

http://moon.bao.ac.cn/ceweb/datasrv/shapce2.jsp


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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 07:25:36 AM »
China finally came back online!



Their images are perhaps less useful as the ones they have posted tend to be at lunar midday, so there is very little variation in light and shade to determine features.

Here's the link to their images, which can be viewed using 'nasaview' software.

http://moon.bao.ac.cn/ceweb/datasrv/shapce2.jsp
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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2016, 07:52:45 PM »
OK, so now I reveal what that blunt photo really was.....

Was it a black faced vervet monkey?

NO!

Was it a baboon's a'hole?

NO!

Was it the "heart of the moon' (nice one mr knight)?

NO!

It was.....





....wait for it.....








A mop!!




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Re: That stupid Syfy documentary on Aliens...
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2016, 10:16:13 PM »
OK, so now I reveal what that blunt photo really was.....

Was it a black faced vervet monkey?

NO!

Was it a baboon's a'hole?

NO!

Was it the "heart of the moon' (nice one mr knight)?

NO!

It was.....





....wait for it.....








A mop!!
LOL, but of course that was my second guess. :)
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