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Enceladus crescent mosaic

Enceladus crescent mosaic

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Enceladus crescent mosaic
A five-footprint mosaic of an extremely thin crescent Enceladus taken on 19 October 2011.

Original images: N1697706712_1 - N1697706900_1 - N1697707117_1 - N1697707333_1 - N1697707537_1

Processing these images required resizing them to account for Cassini's rapidly changing range to Enceladus in the several minutes that passed between each one, then aligning and blending them together. Crescent image mosaics are relatively easy to deal with because there are never more than two images overlapping in any one spot.

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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