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A gaggle of moons (intermediate processing step)

A gaggle of moons (intermediate processing step)

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla

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.

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Original image data dated on or about July 29, 2011

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