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Iapetus’ dark side

2 January 2004, edited by Tinu
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Uncalibrated approximately true color image assembled out of Cassini raw images N00042864-67 (UV3, GRN, IR and CL1/CL2 filters, http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov) , taken using the Narrow Angle Camera from a distance of 480,300km on 11. November 2005.

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Cassini Narrow Angle Camera

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Titel: Iapetus Bright and Dark Terrains
Objekt: Iapetus, Mond von Saturn
Aufnahme durch: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Produced By: CICLOPS/Space Science Institute
Datum: 2004-12-31
Quelle: NASA Planetary Photojournal, PIA06167

View from 172,900 kilometers distance of Iapetus, image taken on 31. Dezember 2004 by Cassini orbiter. The resolution in the original image is about 1km per pixel (more images of Iapetus may be found in the NASA Planetary Photojournal).

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Iapetus (I)

Cassini Narrow Angle Camera

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Iapetus (II)

Cassini Narrow Angle Camera

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(I) Image from 762,036 kilometers distance recorded on 27. Dezember 2004. This image is a composite of three uncalibrated raw images (N00026194 +, http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov) taken using different filters (CL1 and UV/GRN/IR1).

(II) Combination of a mosaic (NASA Planetary Photojournal, PIA06166) taken from 172,900 kilometer distance on 31. Dezember 2004 with a color image (PIA06167) from above.



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