The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Closeup on Herschel
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons, Mimas
Cassini's two highest-resolution views from its February 13, 2010 flyby of Mimas caught the southern half of the crater Herschel and an area to its east. This view is composed of two clear-filter images taken from the raw JPEG website. They were rotated to put north up and their levels adjusted to make the coloration fairly continuous. Level adjustment is not perfect because of the automatic contrast stretch applied to the raw JPEG images.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / mosaic by Emily Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about February 13, 2010.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla
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