This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Tethys on September 24, 2005.
The image was taken with the narrow angle camera from a distance of approximately 20,000 kilometers (12,400 miles) from Tethys and at a Sun-Tethys-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 18 degrees. Resolution in the image is about 232 meters (762 feet) 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.