Adaptive Optics images of (21) Lutetia

Link to detailed (deconvolved) view (.png )

Fig 1. Adaptive optics images of asteroid (21) Lutetia obtained at the W.M. Keck Observatory. Here Lutetia is shown at 9 different times during the night of 2008 Dec 2 UT. The scale is in pixels of the Keck camera, which are 0.01 arcsecond in size. These images are not processed to improve clarity. For a view of images processed to enhance clarity (deconvolved), click on the accompanying link on this page.

Photo credit: Dr. Al Conrad (Keck Observatory), Dr. Jack Drummond (Starfire Optical Range), and Dr. William Merline (Southwest Research Institute),