Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Dione, Rhea, and Mimas raw images

Raw images from the non-targeted encounters of Dione, Rhea, and Mimas should start showing up this evening with a second batch tomorrow morning.

Watch this space for raw images as they show up on the JPL Raw images page.
That appears to be it for the night! Come back tomorrow afternoon, around 1:30 pm PDT for more Mimas images.


Anonymous Pioneer said...

What will be the highest resolution image of Mimas? I thought Cassini had a closer encounter of 45000 km later on, so wouldn't it have even better coverage then?

8/03/2005 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

1:30pm or so. Close encounter was 62,000 km, not 45,000. This is the closest encounter that was 45,000 km.

8/03/2005 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Emily Lakdawalla said...

Just before the Mimas, Dione, and Rhea pictures started there were a ton of photos of the little inner satellites. In the midst of those was two photos that were targeted at "RINGS", including this one. Am I seeing the "Wavemaker moon" S/2005 S1 in that image? Is this the first time it's been targeted since discovery, or has it been seend many times since then?

8/03/2005 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

looks like it. I am no where near involved in designing the observations of the "rocks", or the small Saturnian satellites. Given that the observations for this orbit were finalized in mid-May, IIRC, it wouldn't surprise me if this was a targeted observation (part of a series of "Retargetings", again IIRC. Not sure if we have looked for it between May and now. Orbit 11 was finalized in April, before the discovery.

8/03/2005 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Rhea has a very Old surface...Are you surprised by how shallow the craters appear to be?

8/04/2005 01:33:00 PM  

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