CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Sector 6

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Visions of Saturn Danced in Our Heads
hank      
12-24-2014  15:09:23

Is there any chance of getting that photographed, maybe on the last daring dive down the gravity well? Because a movie of that would be -- heck, you should invite bids from the major motion picture production companies.
hank      
12-24-2014  15:08:32

Is there any chance of getting that photographed, maybe on the last daring dive down the gravity well? Because a movie of that would be -- heck, you should invite bids from the major motion picture production companies.

A Day to Celebrate the Pale Blue Dot
hank      
06-21-2013  18:45:43

Blush.

July, not June.

Off by a month. Thanks for the correction, Dr. Porco.
hank      
06-20-2013  12:49:27

How long for the downloading and processing, if the attempt to capture the images is (was) successful? Do we know yet if it worked?

A Splendor Seldom Seen
hank      
12-19-2012  10:39:33

Question -- how much motion blur is in the image? The caption identifies the pixel area, but how much motion is there -- across/inside each pixel for the exposure taken?

Enceladus Rev 120 Flyby Raw Preview
hank      
11-06-2009  15:49:26

Ciclops folks -- can you tell us if there are more images yet to be released, or if this is the set and we'll only see these cleaned up later on?

I don't know what the plans for this pass were, whether these were the goal, or whether you are able to swivel the camera as it passes the target, etc.

Enceladus "Rev 120" Flyby Raw Preview #4
hank      
11-02-2009  22:54:27

That's part of what 'raw, unprocessed' looks like.
Noise, whether cosmic rays hitting the sensor or noise in transmission or something else. Note some are single pixels and some multiple; that suggests they're not star images, I think.

Soft Collision
hank      
08-14-2009  18:13:55

Question -- has anyone done some sort of animation to convey to people how this process of streamers works?

I'm assuming gravity "propagates at the speed of light" (or however you can explain it in poetry -- space bends at the speed of light?) and the effect of the gravity of the moving moon is propagating across the loose material of the ring, while both moon and ring are moving.

Is that what we're seeing? the change in the force of gravity moving across the ring material showing up as the sideways motion of the material, and that effect moving sideways with the relative motion of the moon while the moon approaches then recedes?

I'm thinking of something maybe like the maps you can get for sailors showing the wind strength and direction,
http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/wind/windbin.cgi
except with the arrows of course showing the vector toward the moon and the strength of the vector.

Or, actually, just showing a scale on the picture calibrated in light-seconds would be really interesting as a way to begin.