Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stargazing from 2.01 AU from Earth.

The view won't be very different from here on Earth other than the lack of atmosphere to stir up the images, but kind of fun to see a sky view from a distant spacecraft. The Dawn spacecraft on it's way to the Vesta and Ceres asteroids, is currently 2.01 AU from Earth when it took these images. (Multiply 2.01 x 93 million to get the miles).
Image of star field in Cepheus (right). Carina and the nebula (left).

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