Astronomy Picture of the Day
September 1, 2015

Zadeni Crater
Zadeni Crater

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA and Dr Paolo C. Fienga for the additional process. and color.

This nice image, taken by the NASA - Dawn Spacecraft on June, 25, 2015,, shows us a little bit of the High Southern Latitudes of the Dwarf Planet known as 1-Ceres; the partially complex Impact Crater named Zadeni Crater, and measuring about 80 miles (such as approx. 128,7472 Km) across, is well visible on the right (Dx) side of the frame, very close to the Terminator Line.

Even this picture was obtained from an altitude of approx. 2700 miles (such as about 4345,218 Km).  The Resolution here is roughly 1400 feet (such as approx. 426,72 meters) per pixel.

This image (which is an Original NASA - Dawn Spacecraft's b/w and NON Map-Projected frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 19634 - Dawn Survey Orbit Image 54) has been additionally processed, magnified to aid the visibility of the details, contrast enhanced and sharpened, Gamma corrected and then colorized (according to an educated guess carried out by Dr Paolo C. Fienga-LXTT-IPF) in Absolute Natural Colors (such as the colors that a normal human eye would actually perceive if someone were onboard the NASA - Dawn Spacecraft and then looked ahead, towards the Surface of 1-Ceres), by using an original technique created - and, in time, dramatically improved - by the Lunar Explorer Italia Team.

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