LITE Images and Photographs
Each orbit page displays scaled color-modulated, altitude-time plots of the daytime LITE (background subtracted) signal profiles for the 532 nm wavelength.
By clicking-on the scaled images, a new image page is displayed with a full size color-modulated plot (includes annotated horizontal and vertical axis) and small LITE photographs. Larger JPEG images of the LITE camera photographs may be obtained by clicking-on the small photographs.
The small LITE camera photographs displayed with the LITE color-modulated plots have been cropped, scaled, and rotated in a direction which closely approximates the inertial velocity vector.
LITE daytime measurements were made during the ascending node portion of each orbit and the Shuttle groundtrack extends from left to right across the center of each small LITE camera photograph. The overlay between successive frames has not been cropped and the user must visually align the photographs to see the continuation of cloud and surface observations.
NOTES for using the large JPEG images:
LITE Camera Description
The LITE camera is a modified half-frame 35 mm camera originally used for aerial reconnaissance. It was used to photograph the Earth's surface and cloud cover during the daylight portions of orbits when lidar data were acquired. A 25 mm focal length lens was used, giving a coverage of 200 X 200 km2. The time interval between photographs is approximately 21 seconds, giving roughly 20% overlap between successive frames. A GMT time stamp recorded on each frame was used to determine the latitude and longitude on the surface of the Earth that corresponds to the center of each frame.
How to Orient the JPEG Images to Produce a Continuous Photographic Image Along the LITE Groundtrack