This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus was taken by Cassini on Nov. 1, 2009.
The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 1, 2009 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers.
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.