OSIRIS Image of the Day

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This image is part of an extensive surface mapping campaign, called SHAP7. The complete sequence is aiming for a large coverage of the southern hemisphere to be used for 3D shape reconstruction and composition maps. The regions that are visible in the foreground are called Neith, Sobek, Anhur, and Bes.

Date taken2016-01-27T16:21:31.585 (UTC)
CameraNarrow Angle Camera
FilterFFocus_Vis (-) / Orange (649 nm)
Exposure time0.108 s
Pixel resolution1.29 m/px at 67P/CG
Processing levelRaw
Distance Rosetta ↔ 67P/CG71.377 km
Distance 67P/CG ↔ Sun332950592 km2.225637 AU
Distance Rosetta ↔ Earth226730160 km1.515597 AU


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OSIRIS was built by a consortium led by the Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen, Germany, in collaboration with CISAS, University of Padova, Italy, the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, France, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucia, CSIC, Granada, Spain, the Scientific Support Office of the European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Madrid, Spain, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Institut für Datentechnik und Kommunikationsnetze der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, Germany.