OSIRIS Image of the Day

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Rosetta came back from its 1000 km tail excursion to distances below 100km last week. This stunning image of the Hatmehit region on the right and the Babi region on the left was taken by the OSIRIS narrow angle camera (NAC).

Date taken2016-04-13T15:19:19.576 (UTC)
CameraNarrow Angle Camera
FilterFFocus_Vis (-) / Orange (649 nm)
Exposure time0.290 s
Pixel resolution1.98 m/px at 67P/CG
Processing levelRaw
Distance Rosetta ↔ 67P/CG109.214 km
Distance 67P/CG ↔ Sun417713888 km2.792245 AU
Distance Rosetta ↔ Earth291178432 km1.946408 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.