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Chandrayaan and Apollo 17
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:13:40 PM »
A while ago I had a look for Apollo 17 coverage by India's Chandrayaan, and all I could find was fairly low res images taken by their HYSI (Hyper Spectral Imaging) camera - the Terrain Mapping Camera strip did not appear on their mosaic. I had a light bulb moment and looked at the orbit the HYSI image was taken on, and sure enough on searching there was the high resolution version.

After much processing I have come up with this: an LRO screengrab is on the left, the Chandrayaan TMC one is on the right.



There are two very coincidental dark blobs at the same location as the LM and LRV. There is also a suggestion of tracks.

I'm going to go over the Aft and Fore camera versions (this one is Nadir) to see if there are any better views :)

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Re: Chandrayaan and Apollo 17
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 03:18:22 PM »
What's the resolution of Chandrayaan?

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Re: Chandrayaan and Apollo 17
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 05:52:22 PM »
Nominally 5m so not enough to get hardware, but with enough contrast enhancementioned it does very well :)

At its best it is much better than Kaguya, it's just a shame it's all buried on such a clunky website and needs really flaky software to access it.