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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A gaggle of moons (intermediate processing step)

Filed under Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Rhea, Saturn's small moons, Saturn's moons, many worlds, explaining image processing, Mimas, Saturn's rings

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A gaggle of moons (intermediate processing step) Red, green, and blue-filter images taken by Cassini on July 29, 2011 were aligned on the ansa of Saturn's rings, which appears its proper yellowish color. But the motions of the five moons between the acquisition of the three pictures cause them to spread out across the different color channels.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 29, 2011

 

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