Posted on 24/10/2014 by emily
CometWatch – 20 October
This four-image NAVCAM montage comprises images taken on 20 October from a distance of 9.4 km from the centre of comet 67P/C-G – about 7.4 km from the surface. In this orientation the smaller lobe of the comet is on the left, with the larger lobe on the right.
Assuming the 7.4 km distance, the image scale is about 63cm/pixel, so each 1024 x 1024 pixel frame is about 645 m across (although if we assume the furthest point away is an additional ~1 km further from the centre, the image scale is about 72 cm/pixel).
The four 1024 x 1024 pixel images making up the montage are provided below: