NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 30, 2011 (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 / montage by Emily Lakdawalla
Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 24, 2011 (animation)
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.