CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Map of Enceladus - June 2008
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Map of Enceladus - June 2008
PIA 08417

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  This global map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.

The map is an equidistant (simple cylindrical) projection and has a scale of 440 meters (1,444 feet) per pixel at the equator.

The mean radius of Enceladus used for projection of this map is 252 kilometers (157 miles).

This mosaic map is an update to the version released in December 2006 (see PIA08342). The mosaic was shifted by 3.5 degrees to the west, compared to the previous version, to be consistent with the IAU longitude definition for Enceladus.

The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. 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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: August 6, 2008 (PIA 08417)
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