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Rosetta Mars Swing-By 2007, 


            Andreas Dietz

Technical card

Resolution: 454x428

Date:Feb. 24, 2007

Time: 18:32

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


Today I read about the Rosetta image archive by ESA. They have published a complete dataset of the whole mission. Just curious, I found a nice image of Mars during the swing-by maneuver in February 2007, shot by the NAVCAM module at reduced aperture (30mm) plus attenuation filter. The only thing I improved was to sharpen it a little bit. The image sensor is a frame transfer type CCD, so all images show a more or less prominent smear effect. But here I was able to suppress it successfully.
If you're interested in some details of the camera, please have a look here: NAVCAM description

Image credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY-ESAC (Copyright)



Andreas Dietz
License: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Rosetta Mars Swing-By 2007, 


            Andreas Dietz

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