OSIRIS Image of the Day

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This image is part of a campaign to investigate how the spectral slope and reflectivity of dust particles in the enviroment of CG depend on the phase angle, that is the angle between Rosetta, the particle,and the sun. In this image, particles far away appear as small features, while particles close by are resolved, and particles even closer appear as defocussed,'translucent' patches.

Date taken2016-02-05T21:07:32.380 (UTC)
CameraWide Angle Camera
FilterGreen (537 nm) / Empty (-)
Exposure time0.500 s
Pixel resolution5.13 m/px at 67P/CG
Processing levelRaw
Distance Rosetta ↔ 67P/CG52.934 km
Distance 67P/CG ↔ Sun343449568 km2.295819 AU
Distance Rosetta ↔ Earth223329120 km1.492863 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.