This computer animation shows the observations to be taken by Cassini spanning roughly a two-day period surrounding its first very close approach to Titan on Tuesday, October 26, at 08:30 PDT at Saturn, or 09:50 PDT Earth received time (ERT). The animation extends from October 25, 10:20 PDT to October 26, 19:20 PDT (ERT). Red indicates observations to be taken in the infrared, white in the visible, and purple in the utlraviolet. Green indicates radar observations. The name of instrument team that has designed the observation -- ISS, VIMS, CIRS, UVIS, Radar -- is shown. Images will be acquired even during those times when other instruments team shave designed the observation sequence.
The globe of Titan is covered with the map of imaging data shown in PIA 06116.
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.