Star Traker Camera - Clementine

The star traker is used as a stellar compass for spacecraft navigation. It can also be used as a very wide field of view camera. It provides an inertial reference for the spacecraft by comparison of a star field with an on-board star map. Two of these cameras flew on Clementine.

Here are some general characteristics of the camera and the filters

Mass:290 grams
Size:12 x 12 x 14 cm
Avg. Power4.5 W
Field of View: 29 x 43 degrees
Pixel Format:384 x 576

Here are two sample images that this camera took.


Monday, 30-Aug-1999 21:39:42 CDT