Eros - NEAR

Montage of nine views of Eros

This montage of nine images of asteroid 433 Eros were taken by the NEAR spacecraft as it approached on 23 December 1998. The images were taken from 15:44 UT at a distance of 11,100 km to 17:44 UT at a distance of 5300 km. Over the two hour period Eros completed nearly half of its 5.27 hour rotation. The resolution is about 500 m for the closest images. Eros is an S-class asteroid estimated to be 33 x 13 x 13 km in size. (NEAR Eros 199812231544-9)
Full resolution size: 22K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1998-12-23 T 15:44
Distance/Range (km): 11,100.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Multispectral Imager
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 244 x 537
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.25 x 2.9
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: NEAR_199812231544_9
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015