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Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #2
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Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #2
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  This image is the second skeet-shoot footprint taken during Cassini's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 11, 2008 a distance of approximately 1,865 kilometers (1,159 miles) above the surface of Enceladus. Image scale is approximately 13 meters (43 feet) per pixel.

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.

For more information about the Cassini Equinox Mission visit http://ciclops.org, http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: August 12, 2008
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Alliance Member Comments
Fivey (Aug 14, 2008 at 5:46 PM):
(clumsy me - got distracted by something shiny and sent that uncompleted - edit above as follows:)
*skeptic* Yeah sure it's a photo of a rock orbiting Saturn. You just sent someone down to Ringlings to get some macros of Jumbo didn't you? Or did you send them down to get photos of Stripey and they couldn't tell the difference between a Tiger and an Elephant?*end skeptic*
Fivey (Aug 14, 2008 at 5:44 PM):
Methinks: Tiger Stripes? More like Elephant Skin.
*skeptic* Yeah sure it's a photo of a rock orbiting Saturn. You just sent someone down to Ringlings to get some macros of Jumbo didn't you? Or did you send them down to get photos of *end skeptic*

Well done. I assume an angular deceleration was required as Cassini moved away, so that for each of these photos a different spin was used?
rew (Aug 14, 2008 at 5:25 AM):
I've stitched this picture together with skeet#3, 4 and 5. Although the overview shows the intent of shooting some overlap between 4 and 5, I can't find it. So I've put them next to each other, but they don't match very good. The goodies: 2mbyte JPG at http://prive.bitwizard.nl/moz4a.jpg
NeKto (Aug 13, 2008 at 1:02 PM):
There is so much information in these images! if i am not mistaken, one of the "tiger stripes" is in the lower right of this image. the detail of the "snow" on the slope is very telling. first glance gives the impresion that the "snow" has been flowing down the slope.
i am eagerly looking forward to any aditional detail processing might give us. especially some contrast enhancement of what might be in the shadows at the "botom" of the stripes.

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