CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

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The Saturn Storm Chronicles
12-27-2011  23:55:49

I enjoy the view, but I'm confused. The illumination angle seems to off between the pairs of objects. In the shot of Titan with the ring shadows prominent, the illumination of Titan appears no more than 10 degrees above the horizontal of the image. However, the ring shadows seem to suggest a much higher illumination angle since they are so far below the edge-on view of the rings. Is this an optical illusion?