This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Tupo Crater (22 miles, 36 kilometers wide), at upper left, with its sharp rim and prominent central peak.
The image was taken from a spacecraft altitude of 918 miles (1,478 kilometers) during Dawn's High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) phase on Oct. 21, 2015. Image resolution is 394 feet (120 meters) per pixel. The view is centered at approximately 41 degrees south latitude, 96 degrees east latitude.
The image is centered at approximately 44 degrees south latitude, 300 degrees east latitude. Dawn took this image from an altitude of 918 miles (1,478 kilometers) during the mission's High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) phase on Oct. 14, 2015. Image resolution is 394 feet (120 meters) per pixel.
The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington D.C. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science.
The Dawn framing cameras have been developed and built under the leadership of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, with significant contributions by DLR German Aerospace Center, Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin, and in coordination with the Institute of Computer and Communication Network Engineering, Braunschweig. The framing camera project is funded by the Max Planck Society, DLR, and NASA/JPL.
More information about Dawn is online at http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA