These photo's are courtesy of NASA Ames Research Center (Eric James) and may be used freely with credit "Photo: NASA Ames Research Center".
Top row, from left ot right: Group photo of campaign participants (both airborne and ground-based crews). Mission Principal Investigator Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute (right) and colleague Mike Koop of the San Jose Astronomical Association are installing a miniature Echelle spectrograph for measurement of shock emission lines. Mission control at the consol, standing Chris Miller of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Researcher Geoff Mcharg of the U.S. Air Force Academy and colleague Takeshi Kammae of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks install a high framerate imaging spectrograph for measurements of rapid fluctiations in shock emissions.
Second row: Researcher Mike Taylor and colleague Mitsumu Ejiri of Utah State University at Logan inspect the results of a near-infrared spectrograph using Sensors Unlimited cameras sensitive between 0.9 and 1.7 micron wavelength for measurements of the peak of the blackbody curve, Researcher Masayuki Yamamoto refines the setting of a University of Kobe (Japan) near-UV spectrograph that measures a key signature of carbon ablating from the surface of the sample return capsule, Plasma physicist Michael Winter of Stuttgart University in Germany checks the boresighting on a slit-spectrograph for high-resolution measurement of air plasma emissions with mission P.I. Peter Jenniskens assisting, Franzesca Harms and George Raiche of NASA Ames Research Center operate a large pixel format cooled CCD camera and spectrograph for detecting the capsule early in flight.
Third row: Greg Merkes and Jesse Carpenter of NASA Ames search for the Iridium flare using a high definition broadcast camera for high spatial resolution imaging, Researcher Geoff Mcharg of the U.S. Air Force Academy inspects the images from a high framerate spectrograph with Takeshi Kammae watching the starfield to which the camera is poined.
[Genesis SRC entry observing campaign images]