This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Tethys on September 24, 2005.
The image was taken with the wide angle camera from a distance of approximately 45,900 kilometers (28,500 miles) from Tethys and at a Sun-Tethys-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 155 degrees. Resolution in the image is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.