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Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Deep Impact, in color

Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Deep Impact, in color

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Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Deep Impact, in color
Best global color image of 9P/Tempel 1 taken with Deep Impact's Medium Resolution Imager on 4 July 2005.

Made from three images taken between 5:56:25 and 5:56:42 UTC from distance between 1,509 and 1,344 km through IR (9001031), green (9001029) and violet (9001034) filters (McLaughlin et al 2014). Color is enhanced and spectrally extended beyond human vision. Resolution is ~14.5 m/pix.

(McLaughlin et al 2014)
McLaughlin, S.A., B. Carcich, S.E. Sackett, T. McCarthy, M. Desnoyer, K.P. Klaasen, and D.W. Wellnitz, DEEP IMPACT 9P/TEMPEL ENCOUNTER - REDUCED MRI IMAGES V3.0, DIF-C-MRI-3/4-9P-ENCOUNTER-V3.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2014.

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: Daniel Macháček

Original image data dated on or about July 4, 2005

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