JAMSAT The Japan AMSAT Association
Archive of Pre-flight Images
These are images captured by the flight hardware of SCOPE during its pre-flight testing.
- July 1998 at AMSAT P3D Lab in Orlando
- ceiling.jpg Looking through a mirror
Hanging from clean room ceiling, Lab made a special arrangement for SCOPE for her to watch what's going on at the laboratory. By Camera-B (Wide Angle).
- loubyscope.jpg Lou McFadin W5DID Manager of AMSAT P3D Spacecraft Integration Laboratory
Looking through the ceiling mirror. This image has been rotated 180degrees. By Camera-A (Narrow Angle).
- portrait.jpg P3D takes her self portrait
With help from a mirror sitting on a chair, P3D took her self portrait.
The same image with some adjustment being published from P3D Lab Home Page.
How to take a self portrait (mirror, attitude, optics, module These images are not by SCOPE)
- moon102b.jpg (20KB), moon102b.bmp (1.44MB)
Crescent. 10 sec exposure with x32 ND filter using Camera-A (Narrow Angle). Too small and too dark? Think about distance to the moon and its size. Adjust brightness of your monitor or viewing program to see its detail. You can see little dots but these are not stars. These spots are called "Hot Pixels" in CCD term and you need to subtract a special image called "Dark Frame" from it to get rid of these dots. (May 1997)
- moon-drk.jpg (20KB), moon-drk.bmp (1.44MB)
After subtracting "Dark Frame" from the above image.
- moon-drk20.jpg (20KB)
The same image with some adjustment of its brightness.
- adark102f.jpg (20KB), adark102f.bmp (1.44MB)
Want to see the "Dark Frame" also? Dark Frames were captured during the thermal test for each camera with different temparature and exposure time. Those files can be found in ;
- p3dfull.jpg (78KB), p3dfull.bmp (1.44MB)
A snapshot of Phase-3D by SCOPE Flight Model Camera-A at AMSAT P3D Lab in Orland, FL. (1997)
- lyle2.jpg (100KB), lyle2.bmp (1.44MB)
Lyle Johnson WD7GXD at SCOPE/RUDAK-U joint meeting in Japan. (Nov. 1996)
- ohata1.jpg (21KB), ohata1.bmp (360KB)
Hiroyuki Ohata JM3MAJ who designed electronics of SCOPE. In low resolution mode. (Nov. 1996)