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Comet 67P/C-G on 8 October 2014 - NavCam montage

Comet 67P/C-G on 8 October 2014 - NavCam montage

Date: 10 October 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Montage of four images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM) on 8 October 2014 at 16.9 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The view covers the bottom and side of the larger lobe of the comet, and highlights the large, smooth region that is home to a number of large boulders, including 'Cheops'. The montage has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise to place the region at the top for emphasis.

The four images were taken in sequence as a 2×2 raster over a short period of about twenty minutes, meaning that there is some motion of the spacecraft and rotation of the comet between the images.

The images have been cleaned to remove the more obvious bad 'pixel pairs' and cosmic ray artefacts, they have been background subtracted to remove some striping and fixed noise patterns, and intensities have been scaled.

The four individual full-frame images are also available as related images in the right-hand menu.

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Jan-2022 06:12 UT

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