PIA12067: Dawn's Framing Camera Views Carina
 Target Name:  Carina
 Mission:  Dawn
 Spacecraft:  Dawn
 Instrument:  Framing Camera
 Product Size:  1647 x 1635 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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This view in the southern constellation Carina was acquired on December 13, 2007 as part of the characterization tests of the Framing Camera. The false-color view is a composite of images at 430 nm (violet), 650 nm (red), and 980 nm (infrared). The cluster of stars in the center is NGC 3532, and the nebula in the lower right is the Eta Carina Nebula (NGC 3372).

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.

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