Dawn at Vesta - Framing Camera

The Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid 4 Vesta for the time period May 3, 2011 to Sept. 5, 2012. Framing Camera 2 is one of two identical units flying on the Dawn spacecraft, and the only one acquiring science data at Vesta. These two data sets include raw (level 1a) and calibrated (level 1b) versions of all available images acquired during the Vesta Encounter.

Calibration data are available in a separate data set, available here.

Browse and search the PDS Dawn Vesta archive using the Small Bodies Image Browser.

Raw Data (Level 1a)

Status: Archived



Data set id: Browse: Download:
DAWN-A-FC2-2-EDR-VESTA-IMAGES-V1.0 DWNVFC2_1A (132 Gb) select mission phase

Use the following citation to reference this data set:

"Nathues, A., H. Sierks, P. Gutierrez-Marques, S. Schroeder, T. Maue, I. Buettner, M. Richards, U. Chistensen, U. Keller, DAWN FC2 RAW (EDR) VESTA IMAGES V1.0, DAWN-A-FC2-2-EDR-VESTA-IMAGES-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2011."

Note: Some download packages are quite large, up to 18 Gb for LAMO. Multiply by about four to get the unpacked size. To get all the data, download all the download packages and unpack them in the same working directory. The mission phases will be placed in their appropriate subdirectories. Full unpacked size ~132 Gb.


Calibrated Data (Level 1b)

Status: Archived



Data set id: Browse: Download:
DAWN-A-FC2-3-RDR-VESTA-IMAGES-V1.0 DWNVFC2_1B (265 Gb) select mission phase

Use the following citation to reference this data set:

"Nathues, A., H. Sierks, P. Gutierrez-Marques, S. Schroeder, T. Maue, I. Buettner, M. Richards, U. Chistensen, U. Keller, DAWN FC2 CALIBRATED VESTA IMAGES V1.0, DAWN-A-FC2-3-RDR-VESTA-IMAGES-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2011."

Note: Some download packages are quite large, up to 40 Gb for LAMO. Multiply by about four to get the unpacked size. To get all the data, download all the download packages and unpack them in the same working directory. The mission phases will be placed in their appropriate subdirectories. Full unpacked size ~265 Gb.

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