Posted Feb. 24, 2017 at 6:04 a.m.

Premium Lock Tech wrap: Currituck Co. solar farm ban; Google vs. Uber suit; high court limits US patent reach; Jupiter probe woes

Published: 2017-02-24 06:04:03
Updated: 2017-02-24 06:04:03

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Jupiter probe woes - the JunoCam is NOT one of the probes 8 core scientific instruments - it's more for visual feedback and public outreach. In fact, unlike most camera probes today this small camera is fixed. As the spacecraft rotates it images only a swath of the planet - a 58 degree Field of View. There are four filters in front of the camera chip; 3 visible light filters and one infrared. The camera was bolted on primarily for Advanced Scientific Amateur Imagers (like me) who routinely image solar system bodies in support of NASA efforts. We compare JUNO images with Earth-based telescopic images to correlate data. This helps fill data gaps between spacecraft visits. Data also helps fine-tune software processing including details, color balancing and rotational blurring.

Signed, R.Fitzgerald Apex, NC
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