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Ceres' full rotation, Dawn Rotation Characterization 3, May 4, 2015

Ceres' full rotation, Dawn Rotation Characterization 3, May 4, 2015

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Emily Lakdawalla

Ceres' full rotation, Dawn Rotation Characterization 3, May 4, 2015
This animation consists of 44 photos of Ceres taken over one complete Ceres day on May 4, 2015. Dawn was in a polar orbit, moving from north to south, so the ends of the animation don't quite match up. Dust specks have been cleaned from the images by painting over affected pixels. The original animation (which had 51 distinct frames, covering slightly more than one rotation) is available here.

Here is the original animation, specks and all.

Dawn's Ceres Rotation Characterization 3 (uncorrected)

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Dawn's Ceres Rotation Characterization 3 (uncorrected)
This animation consists of 51 frames shot by Dawn during its Rotation Characterization 3 on May 4, 2015. Dark specks that jump around in the image are artifacts.

 

Here is a version with the images separated out individually.

51 views of Ceres, Dawn Rotation Characterization 3, May 4, 2015

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Emily Lakdawalla

51 views of Ceres, Dawn Rotation Characterization 3, May 4, 2015
Dawn took these images of Ceres over slightly more than one complete Ceres day on May 4, 2015. Dust specks have been cleaned from the images by painting over affected pixels. The original animation is available here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about May 4, 2015

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