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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.

Itokawa Image

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.
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Itokawa Image

A Rotation sequence observed on September 10th and 11th. (v-band) .
The rotation period is about 12 hours.
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September 14, 2005