Comet 67P/C-G on 8 April 2015 - NavCam image A
Rosetta navigation camera (NavCam) image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken on 8 April 2015.
Over a period of about twenty minutes, four NavCam images were taken in sequence as a 2×2 raster – each image showing only part of the comet. This is the first image in the sequence, taken at a distance of 137.3 km from the centre of the comet. The image scale is 11.7 m/pixel and the frame measures about 12 km across.
The image has been cleaned to remove the more obvious bad pixels and cosmic ray artefacts, and intensities have been scaled.
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.