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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.

 

Here is a version with the images separated out individually.

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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