Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Enceladus, plumes, and rings

Enceladus, plumes, and rings
Enceladus, plumes, and rings A crescent Enceladus sits below Saturn's rings in this photo taken by Cassini on 4 January 2012. The plumes have been artificially brightened to make them visible. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Processing steps in the making of this image:

  • cropped and rotated 180°
  • levels adjusted
  • separate version processed to enhance plumes by level adjustment and flatfielding
  • Enhanced version of plumes overlaid
  • Cosmic ray hits painted out through clone stamping

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