PIA02142: Tempel 1 Composite Map
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
Product Size: 2048 x 2048 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
Producer ID: 2005-143
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02142.tif (4.199 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02142.jpg (121.6 kB)

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Annotated image of Tempel 1 Composite Map
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Tempel 1 Composite Map

This composite image was built up from scaling all images to 5 meters/pixel, and aligning images to fixed points. Each image at closer range, replaced equivalent locations observed at a greater distance. The impact site has the highest resolution because images were acquired until about 4 sec from impact or a few meters from the surface.

Arrows a and b point to large, smooth regions. The impact site is indicated by the third large arrow. Small arrows highlight a scarp that is bright due to illumination angle, which shows the smooth area to be elevated above the extremely rough terrain. The scale bar is 1 km and the two arrows above the nucleus point to the sun and the rotational axis of the nucleus. Celestial north is near the rotational pole.

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