OSIRIS Image of the Day
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While this image obviously does not show comet 67P, it has a serious purpose: in preparation of Rosetta's final descent on the comet surface at the end of mission, the image proves the focusing capabilities of the WAC at a very close distances. It shows the OSIRIS principle investigator imaged from only 15 meters with the OSIRIS ground reference model in the laboratory at MPS.
|Date taken||2016-03-31T03:40:32.0 (UTC)|
|Camera||Wide Angle Camera|
|Filter||Green (537 nm) / Empty (-)|
|Exposure time||0.500 s|
|Pixel resolution||85.18 m/px at 67P/CG|
|Distance OSIRIS ↔ PI||15 m|
|Distance Rosetta ↔ Earth||0 km||0 AU|
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
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