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The Atlases of Vesta derived from Dawn Framing Camera images

Roatsch, Thomas and Kersten, Elke and Matz, Klaus-Dieter and Preusker, Frank and Scholten, Frank and Jaumann, R. and Raymond, C.A. and Russell, C.T. (2013) The Atlases of Vesta derived from Dawn Framing Camera images. AGU Fall meeting, 9.-13.12.2013, San Francisco.

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The Dawn Framing Camera acquired during its two HAMO (High Altitude Mapping Orbit) phases in 2011 and 2012 about 6,000 clear filter images with a resolution of about 60 m/pixel. We combined these images in a global ortho-rectified mosaic of Vesta (60 m/pixel resolution). Only very small areas near the northern pole were still in darkness and are missing in the mosaic. The Dawn Framing Camera also acquired about 10,000 high-resolution clear filter images (about 20 m/pixel) of Vesta during its Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO). Unfortunately, the northern part of Vesta was still in darkness during this phase, good illumination (incidence angle < 70°) was only available for 66.8 % of the surface [1]. We used the LAMO images to calculate another global mosaic of Vesta, this time with 20 m/pixel resolution. Both global mosaics were used to produce atlases of Vesta: a HAMO atlas with 15 tiles at a scale of 1:500,000 and a LAMO atlas with 30 tiles at a scale between 1:200,000 and 1:225,180. The nomenclature used in these atlases is based on names and places historically associated with the Roman goddess Vesta, and is compliant with the rules of the IAU. 65 names for geological features were already approved by the IAU, 39 additional names are currently under review. Selected examples of both atlases will be shown in this presentation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87247/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:The Atlases of Vesta derived from Dawn Framing Camera images
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Roatsch, Thomasthomas.roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kersten, Elkeelke.kersten (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Preusker, Frankfrank.preusker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.ralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Russell, C.T.Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095UNSPECIFIED
Date:9 December 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Vesta, Dawn, Cartography
Event Title:AGU Fall meeting
Event Location:San Francisco
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-13.12.2013
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt DAWN
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Roatsch, Dr.rer.nat. Thomas
Deposited On:07 Jan 2014 15:26
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:26

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