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Earth Gravity Assist Images


  January 13, 2009 22:13 UT    
  NExT flyby plotted against SOAP view of Earth   NExT flyby plotted against SOAP view of Earth
  Images provided by Michael Parl of Munich, Germany using  a smaller telescope (8"-SCT + DSI-II). Images are the mean of 100 images (each 15 s of integration time captured from 21:47 until 22:13 UT on 13.01.2009); one centered on the stars, and one centered on the spacecraft.

  January 14, 2009 0259 UT   January 14, 2009 0259 UT  
NExT flyby plotted against SOAP view of Earth   NExT flyby plotted against SOAP view of Earth  
  Eleven 3-second exposures of the NExT at 15 second intervals showing the path of the spacecraft against the background stars on Jan 14, 2009 starting at 2:59 UT.¬†Credit: Bill Ryan of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology using the Magdalena Ridge 2.4-meter telescope. + Enlarge image   Eleven 3-second exposures of the NExT at 15 second intervals showing the path of the spacecraft against the background stars on Jan 14, 2009 starting at 2:59 UT.¬†Credit: Bill Ryan of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology using the Magdalena Ridge
2.4-meter telescope. + Enlarge image
 




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