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Crescents Dione and Rhea (contrast stretched)

Filed under Dione, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Rhea, Saturn's moons, animation

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Crescents Dione and Rhea (contrast stretched) Rhea and Dione were only barely lit crescents (the phase angle was 160 degrees) when Cassini caught the two passing by each other on March 27, 2006.

NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

In this version, which has had its contrast stretched to show Saturnlit portions of the moons, Dione's nightside is visible but not Rhea's because of the different orbital positions of the two moons. An unstretched version is below.

Crescents Dione and Rhea

NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Crescents Dione and Rhea
Rhea and Dione were only barely lit crescents (the phase angle was 160 degrees) when Cassini caught the two passing by each other on March 27, 2006.

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 March 27, 2006

 

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