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EPOXI MRI-VIS EPOCh Earth Raw Images


Abstract: This data set contains raw, 750-nm filter images of Earth acquired by the Deep Impact Medium Resolution Visible CCD (MRI) during the EPOCh and Cruise 2 phases of the EPOXI mission. The MRI instrument was only used during the first Earth observing period on 18-19 March 2008 and the last two on 27-28 March and 04-05 October 2009. Each observing period lasted approximately 24 hours, and one MRI image was taken simultaneously with the first north/south scan of the HRI IR spectrometer at half-hour intervals to serve as context spectra. On 27-28 September 2009 during the first attempt at Earth south polar observations, a full set of MRI context images was acquired although the HRII and HRIV instruments were turned off by fault protection shortly after the sequence started.

DIF-E-MRI-2-EPOXI-EARTH-V1.0 [Errata] Intro Doc Browse Download (43.6 MB in 9 files)

Citation to use when referencing this data set: "McLaughlin, S.A., B. Carcich, D. Deming, K.P. Klaasen, and D.D. Wellnitz, EPOXI EARTH OBS - MRI RAW IMAGES V1.0, DIF-E-MRI-2-EPOXI-EARTH-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2009."

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