The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 30, 2011 (animation)
Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, Dawn, global views, animation
This animation comprises 236 photos taken by Dawn as it approached Vesta over two months from May 3 to June 30, 2011. It includes ten sets of optical navigation photos and one set of "rotation characterization" photos. The images have been enlarged by a factor of two.
NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / montage by Emily Lakdawalla
Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 24, 2011
The images for this sequence were taken on May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 1, 8, 14, 17, 20, and 24, 2011 as Dawn slowly approached the second largest asteroid, Vesta.
Original image data dated on or about May 15, 2011.
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
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