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Instrument Description
LORRI is a narrow-angle (field of view= 0.29 degrees), high-resolution (4.95 μrad pixels), Ritchey-Chrétien telescope with a 20.8-cm diameter primary mirror, a focal length of 263 cm, and a three-lens, field-flattening assembly. A 1024X1024 pixel (optically active region), thinned, backside-illuminated charge-coupled device (CCD) detector is used in the focal plane unit and is operated in frame-transfer mode. LORRI provides panchromatic imaging over a bandpass that extends approximately from 350 nm to 850 nm.

Measurement Objectives
  • High-resolution images from LORRI will yield important information on Pluto’s geology and surface morphology, collisional history, and atmosphere–surface interactions.
  • At Jupiter a series of observations were carried out within the constraints of calibration and shake-down activities for the Pluto mission.

The LORRI data are housed at the PDS/SBN node

Useful Mission Documents
For more information on the New Horizons Mission see the following:
Also see Space Sci Rev (2008) 140: 189–215, DOI 10.1007/s11214-007-9271-6, A.F. Cheng, Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager on New Horizons

Archive Collections - The LORRI data are housed at the Small Bodies Node

Jupiter Flyby

Raw Data Directory containing the EDR data files
Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Cheng, A., NEW HORIZONS Raw LORRI JUPITER ENCOUNTER V2.0, NH-J-LORRI-2-JUPITER-V2.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2014.”

Calibrated Data - Directory containing the RDR data files
Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Cheng, A., NEW HORIZONS Calibrated LORRI JUPITER ENCOUNTER V2.0, NH-J-LORRI-3-JUPITER-V2.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2014.”

As-flown Index - List of actual observations in order of acquisition

Pluto Encounter

Raw Data
Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Weaver, H., NEW HORIZONS Raw LORRI PLUTO ENCOUNTER V3.0, NH-P-LORRI-2-PLUTO-V3.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2018."

Calibrated Data - Directory containing the RDR data files
Citation to use when referencing this data set: Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Weaver, H., NEW HORIZONS Calibrated LORRI PLUTO ENCOUNTER V3.0, NH-P-LORRI-3-PLUTO-V3.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2018."

As-flown Index - List of actual observations in order of acquisition

Derived Data

Geology and Geophysical Maps
Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Stern, A., NEW HORIZONS Derived GEOPHYSICAL PLUTO ENCOUNTER DATA V1.0, NH-P/PSA-LORRI/MVIC-5-GEOPHYS-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2018."


Publications - A listing of team members to facilitate literature searches.