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Pluto Map (2015 Nov 10) by Snowfall-The-Cat Pluto Map (2015 Nov 10) by 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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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
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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Robi777 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Ok but can you make a true color map out of these two:
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/cata…

www.planetary.org/multimedia/s…
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Lots of new images added today! New ones are marked with a red square.
i.imgur.com/x2AvWKA.jpg
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Renerpho Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
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-Cat Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
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-Cat Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist 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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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
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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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2016
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-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist 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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Renerpho Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2016
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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Ultrus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Interface Designer
Thanks for posting, and maintaining! I'm going to include this in a mobile VR solar system tour project (still in early stages):
github.com/owntheweb/VR-Solar-…

I'll be sure to give credit and link back. :D
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem and looks cool! that would be awesome! don't forget i also have a Charon map too. =)
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:iconultrus:
Ultrus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016   Interface Designer
Thanks for the welcome (I need to start posting stuff!), and thanks for the Llama!! AND thanks for you blessing in using your map.

I'll keep you posted on updates. I was knocked off track with other tasks but was unable to re-rail the train today. Moving forward like crazy now. I even have a volunteer putting a narrative script together. It looks like we'll have a comedy duo edutainment piece. :D :D
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! and ok cool keep me updated! i wish i had some VR goggles to see the work you are doing! but i will keep you in mind for the future when i do get some = ) it is nice to hear you are advancing forward it sounds fun!
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urchicken Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Now you have to do is use Master-Bit's takes on Pluto and Charon and fill in the missing data.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i would say the same thing i replied on Charon = )
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tsahel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb (I don't forget my how-to make texture planet. I will do it, don't worry)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you like it = )
(no worries at all ^^ )
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Celestia-oficial Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
This map of Pluto is amazing !!
Look what I got to do with the old maps of Pluto and Charon:
celestia-oficial.deviantart.co…

;)

Thank you for available :)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks I'm glad you enjoy it! ^^ Unfortunately the link you gave me gives me an error :( could you send me the link at the bottom right of that page you are trying to send to me if its a deviation? = ) thanks!
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Can you please use the eastern parts from this image in your next update?
commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/F…
Also, I noticed you removed the bright spot in Cthulhu regio.
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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
I think this image is actually better
pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure i can = ) and i can try to bring that spot back, i wasn't sure if it was just an error but now i see it actually is there. they are just little things for now, i have a few other art projects that i want to finish first.
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Hey, great! :-) Looks very good.
Waiting for the Charon-shine images to be released now.
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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Im wondering if the images of the surfaces illuminated by Pluto's haze could be of use?
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Doubtful... I would wait till the charonshine images are procressed and released, and then see if the haze illumination could be of any use.
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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
But remember that the Charon shine images will be at a much lower resolution than the haze illuminated images.
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Yes, but I hope they will be at higher signat-to-noise-ratio, too.
I think it is best to wait for the charonshine images and then compare maps of the haze illuminated areas with results from actual haze illumination. If it turns out that the visible details are not artifacts, but real, then the higher-resolution data can be used.
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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2015
Yeah, you're right...
Btw I calculated that about 80% of Pluto's surface will be mapped once the Charon-shine images are released.
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Sounds correct. Here's the region imaged in charonshine. So the only area not mapped will be south of the heart.
i.imgur.com/56KGR9L.jpg
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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
The area imaged in Charon-shine is actually much smaller since it illuminates only the side of Pluto always facing Charon and nothing above 30 degree latitude will be visible to the spacecraft because of Pluto's tilt. Just look at Bjorn Jonssons flyby video.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! for sure, hope they come out soon!
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guillermoabramson Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Looking good! ;-) Central meridian is correct, no problem anymore.

I've created a celestia implementation with the newly released navigation data, including your maps, and the encounter with 2014 MU69:
www.file-upload.net/download-1…
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:iconsnowfall-the-cat:
Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! Though i do have some small colour bits i dont like that but ill deal with them another time.

oh wow nice ill check it out!
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Art--Blos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Goood.
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
This new map is just amazing!
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! its got an area that looks off in colour though. i got to fix it one day
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
At the upper right of the heart, yes
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i was thinking more the far left on the equator where the HD transitions to the old parts
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Then there are two regions that are not perfect ;-)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There will always be something wrong, perfecting is impossible. what is wrong with the upper right of the heart? = o
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015
That area is to dark compared to the regions around (or all the rest is to bright).
i.imgur.com/vBMoK10.jpg
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh it shouldn't be to hard to fix, ill patch it up some time
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
When are you going to resume your work on this map?-just curious :-)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the new areas projected and i just nee to do some planetary surgery to get them to fit with the HD rest. Though i have been busy searching for a job and working on other art projects lately so Pluto has been put off to the side for a bit. it should come out soon though :)
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