Daphne: the Extreme Asteroid Moon
The fly-by of Daphne and its satellite begins with our vantage point from Earth on the night of the discovery, We then fly up to view the satellite’s orbit edge-on, being occasionally eclipsed by Daphne. Lastly, we fly directly above the orbit to see that the orbit is circular. The 3-dimensional shape of Daphne used here was determined from past light curves analysis (Kaasalainen, et al) and confirmed with the Keck AO images. Animation courtesy of Jack Drummond/PSI and Al Conrad/WMKO.