CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Dione Raw Preview #7

Dione Raw Preview #7
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  This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.

The image was taken with the narrow angle camera from a distance of 4,490 kilometers kilometers (2,787 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 10 degrees. Resolution in the image is about 23 meters (75 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: October 12, 2005
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