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Artistic concept of the surface of Ceres - the dwarf planet orbiting in the asteroids belt - and some props just for fun.
It's the biggest member of the asteroids belt, between Mars and Jupiter: one third of our Moon and half of Pluto, but massive enough to assume an almost spherical shape, it can be classified as a dwarf planet.
The map I drew (August 2013) is obviously an artistic concept: It's based on two blurred images from the Hubble space telescope and two infrared images from the Hawaii's Keck II observatory.
HTS: link , link
Keck II: link , link
Made with 3D Studio Max and After Effects. No stocks. I drew every single pixel of the scene.

ps:
Wait the first turn of the planet if the animation doesn't seems so fluid.
It would be a loop animation, except for some Internet Explorer :noes: if so, right click > active loop and play.

:new: recently featured on NASA's Dawn mission site!
Wallpaper poster: streincorp.deviantart.com/art/…

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Ricostruzione artistica della superficie del pianeta minore Cerere, orbitante nella fascia di asteroidi tra Marte e Giove.

Aspettate che il pianeta completi il primo giro se l'animazione vi sembra "scattosa".
Solo l'Internet Explorer è lento a caricarlo e non sempre è attivato il loop T_T: basta cliccare col destro e attivare loop (o ciclo) e play (o ripeti) oppure usare qualsiasi altro browser decente.
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Given 2015-06-07
A Dwarf Planet by streincorp ( Suggested by LiliWrites and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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Novu69 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:o
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:iconthetrueameicanidiot:
thetrueameicanidiot Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Wow, that looks amazing
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:iconavalanchepark:
avalanchepark Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
great choice for DD and tremendously fun

I hope you make one of Pluto after the flyby : > )
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I would, I had not so much time to dedicate to Pluto. Let's wait for Ceres and Pluto new maps (;
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A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Psst... Pluto's not a planet XD

Fully troll activate!!
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krasblak Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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ExtremistMerlinFan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ugg, science hurts ma brain bro! Creative. Abilities. Leaving.... body...
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:iconmarcusml333:
Marcusml333 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really reminds me of the style of the original StarCraft menu screen.
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I was thinking to StarCraft and Mass Effect styles.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Excellent work!
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
This looks like it came straight out of a top-notch science documentary :)
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:iconj-rayner:
J-Rayner Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!!
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AliceWinterWish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Sad thing it needs Adobe Flash Player for it.. I have Firefox which Doesn't have Adobe Flash Player.
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I'm on Firefox and it's working just fine :/
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AliceWinterWish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Do you have the newest version of FF? Perhaps that's the problem.  Flash should work with FF, you could try downloading it.
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:iconalicewinterwish:
AliceWinterWish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
No..But I have Google so I'm gonna check right now if it works
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Good luck ^^
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:iconalicewinterwish:
AliceWinterWish Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I saw it.. IT IS SO FREKIN COOL! Shocked Face Zoom 
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twinkletoes1112 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  New Deviant
Grate job!!!! It looks awesome!!!
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:iconsircassie:
SirCassie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO MUCH LUFF Congrats on the well deserved DD!! :love:

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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :icontearplz:
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:iconsircassie:
SirCassie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very much welcome! :huggle:
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:iconbigjack66:
Bigjack66 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
How do you know it's got dwarfs on it?
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl:
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PeterLePan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please make more of these O-o This is friggen amazing
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I would like! maybe with Mars and Venus, but first I should find a bit of time.
For sure I'm starting to think to it... uhm...Hmm. Evil plotting in progress. 
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's amazing! And congrats on being featured by NASA! That's beyond cool! Congrats on a very well-deserved DD!
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is! Cooler than a winter on Pluto! :D
Thanks
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz:
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
excited happy 
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R-A-S-S-E-T Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Good work, keep going :)
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t: Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Thank u sooooo much for the DD suggestion!!!
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :)
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Michael-Erlyn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
awesome
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... o_0 got a DD!? and I noticed it just now!? :wow:
Ahah thank u   c:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :thumb94463501:
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RyverSylt Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing work
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StranniChel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Yep, like Sean Deany said NASA is accepting Ceres art, your depiction of the dwarf is pretty cool , you should submit it :)   dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/dawncommunit…
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streincorp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did it! Thanks for th hint (:
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SeanDeany Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Excellent animation and very convincing concept considering the currently vague imagery available. As it is only about 6 weeks now until higher than Hubble quality images will come available from NASA's DAWN probe I would like you to contact the DAWN team, as I have done recently, to inspire them to allow artists / illustrators to put forward their concepts for what 1Ceres may appear like. This said I look forward to - in the not to distant future seeing real images from DAWN. Its going to be an exciting year in 2015 when it comes to firstly 1Ceres and later Pluto getting a close fly by. I have recently up dated my own concept for how 1Ceres may appear once DAWN is in orbit.  
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PunkAss-Myth Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
This is simply glorious! Well done!
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AstroMirator Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
THIS. IS. SO. COOL.
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:iconstreincorp:
streincorp Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Hybodus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
This is gorgeous! Very good job with creating this animation. I have liked Ceres since many many years ago learned about its existence and also its former status as a planet. I gues it was also one reason why I was not so surprised about what happened to Pluto in 2006. I think I could point out that Ceres has orbital period of 4.6 not 4.9 years. Anyway this is very very good.
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streincorp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
uh, the orbital period... I think I read too many numbers that week :D
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Hybodus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
You're welcome! And I do understand.
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