Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief. Evander is centered at about 57 degrees South latitude, 145 degrees West longitude and can also be seen in the Dione south polar map featured in PIA12579. (See also PIA12728).
Lit terrain seen here is on the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Dione. North on Dione is up and rotated 25 degrees to the left. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 22, 2013.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers) from Dione. Image scale is 5 miles (8 kilometers) per pixel.
The Cassini Solstice 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.