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NASA JSC Crew Earth Observations (CEO) Astronaut Photography--Near InfraRed
Entry ID: JSC_CEO_ESRS_ASTRONAUT_PHOTOGRAPHY_NIR


Summary
Abstract: A hand-held Nikon D3s camera was modified to allow near-infrared (NIR) photography from the International Space Station. Astronaut Don Pettit first initiated the camera conversion to collect imagery of the red emissions of auroras while on Expedition 30 of the ISS. Other applications include vegetation investigations for the daytime color IR images.

Purpose: The infrared filter was removed from over the camera CMOS array and replaced with a clear filter (no UV filter) allowing infrared wavelengths to be recorded by the camera up to about 1200 nanometers. This camera has a 12 megapixel full-frame sensor with 4256 by 2832 pixels that are spaced 8.45 microns apart. After the CMOS IR filter was replaced with the clear, Nikon updated the firmware in the ... View entire text
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Earth Science and Remote Sensing (ESRS) Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center
Dataset Title: NASA Crew Earth Observations (CEO) Astronaut Photography
Dataset Release Date: 1961-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Houston, TX
Dataset Publisher: NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Version: Not provided
Dataset Editor: Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA JSC
Data Presentation Form: Digital imagery
Other Citation Details: Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center
Online Resource: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/
Parent DIF
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NASA_JSC_CEO_ESRS_ASTRONAUT_PHOTOGRAPHY

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-01-01
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > AIRGLOW Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS Parameter Definition
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Quality Available online (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov), these images have appeared in scientific papers on a variety of subjects, including Tahiti?s giant clams, urban vegetation, coral reefs, algal blooms, night-time remote sensing, and the break-up of Antarctic ice shelves. Scientists have also used CEO images for a global inventory of a new class of landform, megafans of river sediments in continental basins. Analysis of megafans may contribute to mineral exploration and has suggested the existence of past river systems on Mars.
Use Constraints To use astronaut photography of Earth accessed through this website, please state "Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center" or "Video courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center" as appropriate. We recommend that the caption for any photograph published include the unique photo number (Mission-Roll-Frame), and our ... View entire text
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
ACTIVE
Data Center
Earth Science and Remote Sensing (ESRS), NASA JSC Crew Earth Observations (CEO), Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, Johnson Space Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WILLIAM L STEFANOV
Phone: 281-483-5139
Fax: 281-483-1573
Email: jsc-earthweb at mail.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Johnson Space Center
City: Houston
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 77058
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 281-483-5139
Fax: 281-483-1573
Email: jsc-earthweb at mail.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Johnson Space Center
City: Houston
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 77058
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-29


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