Wednesday, April 06, 2005

New Titan Image: Titan's Mask

CICLOPS has released this contrast enhanced view of Titan taken last month showing the H region that has become a focus of investigation on this most recent flyby. This view was taken in the clear filter, so photons are reaching the detector from all wavelengths it is sensitive to, from UV to near-IR. Surface photons only make up a small contribution but it one of the three primary sources of brightness variation across the disk in this range, in addition to the hemispheric asymmetry in the haze brightness and the haze layering visible near the north pole.


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