CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Cassini Skeet Shoots Again

Cassini's last skeet shoot maneuver executed during its close flyby of Enceladus on October 31, 2008 resulted in another bounty of very high resolution views of the south polar terrain and its famed tiger stripes.

Nov 1, 2008: Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot 1-4 Mosaic - This mosaic of Cassini images was made from 'skeet shoot' narrow angle images 1, 2, 3, and 4, all captured during the October 31, 2008 flyby of Enceladus. The resolution of this mosaic is 12.3 meters per pixel and jet source VI is identified in the upper right.
Nov 1, 2008: Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #1 - This Cassini image was the first and highest resolution `skeet shoot' narrow angle image captured during the October 31st flyby of Enceladus.
Nov 1, 2008: Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #4 - 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 has been identified.
Nov 1, 2008: Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #9 - This Cassini image was the 9th 'skeet shoot' narrow angle image captured during the October 31, 2008 flyby of Enceladus. The source region for jet VII has been identified.
Nov 1, 2008: Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Skeet Shoot #8 - This Cassini image was the 8th 'skeet shoot' narrow angle image captured during the October 31, 2008 flyby of Enceladus. The source region for jets II and III has been identified.

Oct 29, 2008: Enceladus Rev 91 Flyby - Following on the heels of the spectacularly successful 'skeet shoot' maneuver on August 11, Cassini will use the same technique to obtain high resolution images of the south polar region of Enceladus as it flies within 171 km of the icy moon on October 31.

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