This Cassini image was the 4th 'skeet shoot' narrow angle image captured during the October 31, 2008 flyby of Enceladus. The source region for jet VI (see PIA 08385) has been identified.
The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on October 31, 2008 at a distance of approximately 3417 kilometers (2135 miles) from Enceladus and at a Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 75 degrees. Image scale is 38 meters (125 feet).
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.