The synthesized pseudo-color image of Itokawa which took by Hayabusa
During Hayabusa approach to Itokawa,the visible imager carried by Hayabusa succeeded in taking multi-band filter photographs of Itokawa, as the asteroid rotated.
In the images, sunlight illuminates the asteroid from behind the camera, making the terrain features appear more subdued.
September 11th, 09:24 (UTC), at 25 kilometers distance from Itokawa.
Field of view: 2 degrees by 2 degrees each.
Left: v (540nm) band monochrome.
Right: b (420nm), v (540nm), w (700nm) bands. These are synthesized to a BVR image with equal weighting.
A Rotation sequence observed on September 10th and 11th. (v-band) .
September 14, 2005