Astronomy Picture of the Day
November 13, 2015

Geshtin and Datan Crater on 1-Ceres (EDM)
Geshtin and Datan Crater on 1-Ceres (EDM)

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

This is an Extra Detail Magnification (or "EDM", for short) of yesterday's beautiful Contextual Image of the Dwarf Planet 1-Ceres, taken by the NASA - Dawn Spacecraft on October, 2, 2015, and centered at approx. 59° North Latitude and 258° East Longitude. In this EDM (that looks at an area located toward the center/right (Dx) of Geshtin Crater), at least five, maybe six (and one relatively big) White Spots can easily be seen. Their origin and nature are still a mistery.

The original photo was taken from an altitude of approx. 915 miles (such as about 1472,5461 Km) from the Surface, with a resolution of roughly 450 feet (such as about 137,16 meters) per pixel.

This image (which is a crop obtained from an Original NASA - Dawn Spacecraft's b/w and NON Map-Projected frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 20000 - Dawn HAMO Image 57) has been additionally processed, extra-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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