CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Titan's First Close-Up #5

Titan's First Close-Up #5
PIA 06130

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  This image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Titan on October 26, 2004.

The image was obtained with the narrow angle camera from a distance of approximately 142,000 kilometers (88,000 miles) from Titan through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 938 nanometers. The image scale is about 850 meters (2,800 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 26, 2004 (PIA 06130)
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