PIA12066: Star Field in the Constellation Cepheus

Star Field in the Constellation Cepheus


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A star field in the constellation Cepheus is a composite of two 600-second exposures by the Framing Camera acquired during tests on December 3, 2007. Figure 1 shows the names of the stars.

Photojournal Note:
This image was previously released with the image shown in figure 3. It has now been replaced with an enhanced image and map shown in figure 2.

Background Info:

The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres is managed by JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The University of California, Los Angeles, is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Other scientific partners include Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Ariz.; Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany; DLR Institute for Planetary Research, Berlin; Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome; and the Italian Space Agency. Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., designed and built the Dawn spacecraft.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Cepheus 1 Ceres, 4 Vesta
System Asteroid Belt
Target Type Asteroid, Dwarf Planet
Mission Dawn
Instrument Host Dawn
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Framing Camera
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Map
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2009-06-04
Date in Caption 2007-12-03
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA12066
Identifier PIA12066