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Hayabusa arrived at Itokawa on September 12. The distance between the
spacecraft and Itokawa is approximately 20 kilometers. This is the composite
color image of Itokawa taken at September 12, 2005. This image composed
of three images with different filters as red, green and blue. The irregular
shape is clearly seen.
Hayabusa science observations started.

 

 
 

  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.