The DAWN spacecraft has now left Vesta, leaving a legacy of more than 16000 clear filter images of the asteroid. During the last month of Dawn’s stay at Vesta, the sun slowly crept northward, enabling the spacecraft to view topography closer to the north pole. We have used these images with our stereophotoclinometry (SPC) software to construct topography for most of Vesta’s surface to 50 meter resolution, and below about 60 degrees south to 20 meter resolution. We present this topography as a 1/64 degree gridded map (about 70 m resolution), as a stereographic projection of the south polar region at 25 m resolution and as a global shape model with 1.57 million vectors. In addition, we present solutions for the s/c position and camera pointing at all imaging times during DAWN’s entire stay at Vesta.
SPC Shape and Topography of Vesta from DAWN Imaging Data
Reference Citation: Gaskell, R.~W.\ 2012.\ SPC Shape and Topography of Vesta from DAWN Imaging Data.\ AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts #44 209.03.Paragraph
SPC Shape and Topography of Vesta from DAWN Imaging Data American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #44, id.209.03