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New Mercury place names

Post #1by Brendan » 18.04.2008, 02:02

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/HotTopics/index.php?/archives/329-Twelve-New-Names-and-a-New-Theme-for-Fossae-Approved-for-Use-on-Mercury.html

Now there are new names for features on Mercury with a new theme of significant works of architecture for fossae names.

I found an entry for Pantheon Fossae at the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/jsp/S ... em=Mercury
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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #2by granthutchison » 21.04.2008, 12:59

I've added the new Mercury locations to merc_locs.ssc. You can get the updated file from SVN at:
http://celestia.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/celestia/trunk/celestia/data/merc_locs.ssc

You will, however, need to use a Mercury texture that has been updated since the first MESSENGER flyby to see these locations as other than blank spots on the map.

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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #3by BobHegwood » 21.04.2008, 16:30

Just wanted to say thanks very much for this file, Grant. :wink:

Figures that we'd get it after I updated the Mercury Tour. <sigh>
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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #4by Brendan » 03.12.2008, 05:41

More new Mercury place names:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Secon ... d_999.html

Find where they are:

http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/jsp/S ... em=Mercury

so someone can add them to the Mercury locations. Grant? :mrgreen:

There are 15 new crater names and the theme for montes are words from different languages meaning hot.

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/HotTopics/ ... rcury.html
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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #5by granthutchison » 09.12.2008, 00:32

Brendan wrote:so someone can add them to the Mercury locations. Grant? :mrgreen:
Done.
http://celestia.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/celestia/trunk/celestia/data/merc_locs.ssc?view=log

There are also very minor updates to locations on the Moon, Mars and Titan. (Two features each.)

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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #6by Brendan » 10.12.2008, 04:35

Thanks. I'm surprised they haven't yet named the two new big rayed craters except for names like 'North Giant Crater' and 'South Giant Crater' for reference with radar studies like here: http://www331.jpl.nasa.gov/group8/mercvla.html
I went to Earth, zoomed in on Mercury with the ambient level up and set the time to the two dates shown to see that they were the same.

Higher resolution radar of the southern one: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/330 ... page=1&c=y
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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #7by eburacum45 » 11.12.2008, 01:49

Is there a hi-res Mercury texture available yet, by the way?

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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #8by Brendan » 18.01.2009, 01:29

eburacum45 wrote:Is there a hi-res Mercury texture available yet, by the way?

I was using the Steve Albers one.

http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/sos/sos.html
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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #9by John Van Vliet » 18.01.2009, 02:41

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Re: New Mercury place names

Post #10by BobHegwood » 18.01.2009, 04:47

john Van Vliet wrote:i am not planning on updating mine on the ML until then, when there is more data available .
and yes i know that one dose not look all that great.

For what it's worth, I still very much like your old Mercury textures. You know, the 1K/2K/4K
images. I prefer these, even over the real data images, primarily because they are easier for
me to see. :wink:
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