Globe of Pluto (2015)

The globe was produced by Keith Boulger

Cartographer of the base map: Noah Saunders

The map is based on NASA’s New Horizon’s LORRI images

Exhibited at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ.

Date: July 2015 (!), using the first close-up images of New Horizons.

About the base maps:  The maps were made by projecting New Horizons images onto a sphere, and then unwrapping them into a new cylindrical projection map from it. The cylindrical bits were assembled together into a single map with some brightness and colour corrections for a smooth merge of the parts.

Softwares used: Blender 3D and GIMP.

 

More images here

Charon map also by Noah Saunders here.

 

Literature

The Lowell Observer 2015/105

https://lowell.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Lowell-Observer-Fall-2015-web.pdf

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