Emily LakdawallaApr 07, 2008

Cassini at a close apoapsis at Saturn

I was browsing the Cassini raw images website today and spotted the three different-filter images necessary to create this color view, so I threw them together. As with any color image made with raw data, the color is, at best, approximate.

View of Saturn from Cassini at apoapsis

NASA / JPL / SSI

View of Saturn from Cassini at apoapsis
Cassini took the images for this color view of Saturn through its wide-angle camera from the farthest point on its orbit on April 6, 2008. The spacecraft was only about 1.4 million kilometers from the planet at the time.