CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Specacular Sights at 10 AU

At ten astronomical units (AU) from the Sun, Cassini is the most remote astronomical observatory humankind has ever established in our solar system and continues to return glorious sights of Saturn, its rings and moons, and even of other celestial bodies.

Dec 22, 2005: Rhea Eclipses Dione - Two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far off Dione slips behind its sibling moon Rhea.
Dec 22, 2005: Dazzling Color - Cool and icy Dione floats in front of giant Saturn bedecked in a dazzling array of colors.
Dec 22, 2005: Cassini's Galactic Aspirations - Cassini briefly turned its gaze from Saturn and its rings and moons to marvel at the Carina Nebula, a brilliant region 8,000 light years from our Solar System and more than 200 light years across.
Dec 22, 2005: The Face of Beauty - There are few sights in the Solar System that are more strikingly beautiful than softly hued Saturn embraced by the delicate shadows of its stately rings.
Dec 22, 2005: Titan's Halo - With its thick, distended atmosphere, Titanís orange globe shines softly, encircled by a thin halo of purple light-scattering haze.