Gaspra in color
Filed under pretty pictures, global views, amateur image processing, asteroids, asteroid 951 Gaspra, Galileo
Galileo captured the images for this color view of Gaspra 33 minutes before its closest approach on October 29, 1991. These images were the first returned to Earth from the Gaspra encounter. Gaspra was about 16,000 kilometers from Galileo at the time.
NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla
Observation ID: GAPS4FILTR01-015G4IM
I used images 6065r (green filter), 6078r (violet filter), and 6100r (near-infrared filter).
IMAGE_TIME = 1991-10-29 22:03:25.824Z, 22:03:34.549Z, 22:03:43.216Z
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Original image data dated on or about October 29, 1991