Ceres Jun 18, 2015

Ceres on Jun 18, from an altitude of 4,400 kilometers

Processed image of Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft on Jun 18, 2015. The surface is distant 4400 km and the resolution of the image is about 410 meters per pixel. The crater with bright borders has a diameter of about 25 kilometers. The original image (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA) has been processed to enhance contrast and…

The Mountain on Ceres

The Mountain on Ceres

This image received from the Dawn spacecraft clearly shows a recently discovered mountain, approximately 5km high. Original image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Large impact crater on Ceres

A 150Km Wide Impact Crater on Ceres

Based on the resolution of this image (410 meters per pixel) this impact Crater on Ceres has a diameter of approximately 150Km! The original image captured by the Dawn Framing Camera has been enhanced to improve contrast and enhance details. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Ceres bright spot 22 Jun 2015

Ceres Bright Spot Close-up

Processed image of Ceres bright spot, from image received from Dawn on Jun 22nd. Processing was done in order to increase contrast which was pretty low in the original image. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Vesta and Ceres conjunction on Jul 4 2014

Vesta and Ceres conjunction

One of the reasons why I have built The Sky Live, and in particular the ‘live tracker’ feature using real deep sky photos from DSS, was to be able to easily spot interesting and beautiful juxtapositions of Solar System objects and other deep space objects, like a comet passing close to a galaxy, a globular…