posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 09:04 AM
There weren't any plans to take images of Ceres, after March 1st and before April 9th.
Dawn is approaching Ceres from the unlit side. The Sun is near Ceres from Dawn's point of view. If they tried to take images now, they could damage
the camera with excessive sunlight. In any case, Dawn swung wide of Ceres on its way to a closer, more nearly circular orbit. It wouldn't be
possible to take images any better than the ones we already have.
The images taken on April 10th will probably be available to the public about mid-April. They should show greater detail than any seen before.