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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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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
I think the albedo in Tombaugh regio is to low. It should be brighter.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i have to boost the contrast of Pluto, so the lighter areas are brighten and the darker ones are darker. i have just been so busy with other art projects lately and haven't gotten around to it yet
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Not only that. The "heart" should be brighter than the polar region.
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Have you returned to the wrong central meridian from your previous maps??
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
idk have i???? i dont remember changing it. if i did i haven't noticed
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Could you please improve the resolution of Pluto's eastern hemisphere by using these images:
pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…

pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…
Could you also clean up the mess in Krun macula?
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i can when i get around to it thanks
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Here's a deconvoluted version of these images.

www.nasa.gov/sites/default/fil…
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
I have seen it, it looks really amazing
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FlakyEspurrPin144 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Have you seen Master-Bit's maps?
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No not yet = o they are ok :)
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:iconrobi777:
Robi777 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
The hubble data part looks a bit too dark compared to the rest of the map.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe a bit. i can adjust that in another update. i dont know how accurate it is though.
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guillermoabramson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Cat, fantastic upgrade.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
meow you are welcome. ^^
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2015
Great map!

Some comments:
1. Are these some mountains far in the south, under Cthulhu regio? I can not find images that show that part of surface...
2. There seems to be a mismatch between the two ends of the map.
3. The angle changed a little between this map and your last, resulting in some "new" features above these two large craters over Cthulhu regio. Are these real?
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
What is central longitude? Close to 0, but not exactly 0, right?
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!

yes they are viable here. www.nasa.gov/sites/default/fil…

I know. You have to remember that it gets to be harder and harder with more resolution, and Pluto isn't a perfect sphere when i project it. i can adjust it on the next one if its really that much of a bother.

If you go back 4 maps too they will be at slightly different angles. I dont exactly have NASA orientation or angle data to get it perfect to every pixel, i have no choice but to eyeball the maps as best as i can.

It depends on what you define as "0" all i know is the heart faces away from Charon.
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Thanks! It's ok for now. ;-)

Prime meridian ("0") is defined as the point facing away from Charon. You can use an official map like this (pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Sc…) as a reference.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i fixed alignment trouble and colours now. it should be good :)

ok thanks :)
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
The mountains I was talking about have disappeared in the new map... i.imgur.com/kCnLR0K.jpg
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh that's a little bug i think its cleared out in the last update :) thanks
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John-AM Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is looking fantastic! Congrats on this getting on Wikipedia. That's kinda cool.:D
I don't think you need to make this image any bigger either. It's big enough already.:D
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks man! = D ill keep it at this resolution then. i just updated with new large Pluto picture.
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John-AM Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nice! Looking good! Is that a little detail on the bottom I see too?:-)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes :) its from Hubble pictures. though its so pour quality lol. it will be a bit useful for if they do ever make out the far side of Pluto though.
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John-AM Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, at least some quality is better then none. Keep up the good work.:-)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that's true lol. i dont know how accurate it is though.
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I really love your work and this is a great map but I think you could make some improvements to the brass knuckles area.
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
There are better images of Krun and Ala maculae available, like the image you suggested a few days ago.
And there are also processed NH images that could be used: twicsy.com/i/MVm8wi
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:iconrenerpho:
Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
OK, true.
Together with the images released today (like www.nasa.gov/sites/default/fil…), snowfall-the-cat will have MUCH to do!
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I try not to use prepossessed images for pluto. the best raw is all i have to work with. i might take some colour from it though.
and i updated with that new huge picture :)
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Robi777 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
You're right, its best to use the original images.
And the map looks great with this new update, especially because you filled in the rest with Hubble data. Keep up the good work!
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
its to bad the hubble data is so bad. it just looks like mess i never cleaned up lol
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
What kind of improvements?
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Added your map to Wikipedia. Hope it's ok! ;-)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geograph…
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely! its totally ok with me =)
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2015
Your new map is very nice!

For the next update, note that there are some better images for the "east end" of the encounter hemisphere taken at July 13:

pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Enc…
i.imgur.com/ydwFYpI.jpg
(I only made a quick map; longitude doesn't match)

(Same is true for Charon)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! ill take a look and add them when i get the chance :)
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guillermoabramson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent! Will update Celestia texture.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Kerbonaut Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Beautiful! Someone ought to use this to make an accurate Pluto in Space Engine. :D
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure they could it wouldn't take that much work! :) I would do it but i keep updating the map lately and it keeps going out of date lol
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DofTNet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nearly four years ago, I wrote a little script that would take a map like this and convert it into a kit to make an origami globe.  Of course, at that point, the New Horizons mission was a little more than halfway to Pluto so the best maps I had to work with at that point were fuzzy Hubble blobs.   I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pluto data so that I could run it through my scripts and get a not-fuzzy-blob version of Pluto.  Recently I had a catastrophic computer failure that resulted in the loss of most of my previously generated kits so recently I started collecting new map graphics.  So far, this is the best map of Pluto that I've come across and I would love to have your permission to run it through  my scripts.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, and sounds awesome to me :) go for it! my map is free for all to use. just keep in mind that i update the map whenever i can with new data. i should be updating this one soon again
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Renerpho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
You should add that image:
planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/ass…
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the link i sure will do :)
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John-AM Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! So they didn't release any back lit images of the other side, huh? I wish they could.
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