PIA12066: Star Field in the Constellation Cepheus
Target Name: Cepheus
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Framing Camera
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Produced By: JPL
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A star field in the constellation Cepheus is a composite of two 600-second exposures by the Framing Camera acquired during tests on December 3, 2007. Figure 1 shows the names of the stars.

The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres is managed by JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The University of California, Los Angeles, is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Other scientific partners include Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Ariz.; Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany; DLR Institute for Planetary Research, Berlin; Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome; and the Italian Space Agency. Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., designed and built the Dawn spacecraft.

Photojournal Note:
This image was previously released with the image shown in figure 3. It has now been replaced with an enhanced image and map shown in figure 2.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MPS/DLR/IDA

Image Addition Date:
2009-06-04