Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Enceladus crescent mosaic

Enceladus crescent mosaic
Enceladus crescent mosaic A five-footprint mosaic of an extremely thin crescent Enceladus taken on 19 October 2011. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

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.

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