Ida and Dactyl in color
The images have been resized to 150 percent of their original size. Three images of Ida taken through infrared, green, and violet filters were combined to make this composite view. In the time that elapsed between each frame, Ida rotated, so the green and infrared images had to be warped to match the violet-filter image in order for them to overlap. Only two of the frames contained Dactyl, and one of those was blurred, so the image of Dactyl here is actually composed only of data from the violet-filter image.
Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla
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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about August 28, 1993