Image Analysis


We found it quite difficult to determine the orientation of MIR in our picture despite searching through many pictures and diagrams on the Internet. Eventually we found a plastic construction kit in a local shop and after a couple of evenings of gluing and painting we had a model which we could then photograph from various directions. Many thanks to Tom Erkenswick at NASA who helped us determine the final orientation. 

Photograph of our model

Same photo with brightness & contrast  increased and a Gaussian blur function applied

The telescope image on a similar scale



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