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Why has Cassini not done a high-rez mosaic of Titan?
stephenv2
post Jan 27 2009, 07:27 PM
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I've not be able to find a good answer to this question. High resolution visible light images of all the major moons of Saturn seem to exist but I don't see anything much over 500 pixels and not very usuable. I desperately need one for my film. I realize that the hazy world may make it seems there is not much science value in this but I'm not 100% convinced of that. Plus, I suspect a really high resolution image (say a 16-image one) would be well worth the cost from a PR viewpoint and perhaps it would reveal some interesting info as well.

I have not found any real orbital/mission reason it could not be done before Cassini is finished. Anyone have any insight?


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post Jan 30 2009, 04:47 AM
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Okay, yep that gap is real. Again, in later NT encounters we should fill that gap.

Don't worry, you're not the only one who gets annoyed by these gaps. But we understand the types of encounters we need to fill them so we should fill those by the end of the mission.


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- stephenv2   Why has Cassini not done a high-rez mosaic of Titan?   Jan 27 2009, 07:27 PM
- - volcanopele   The biggest problem with creating a high-resolutio...   Jan 27 2009, 07:36 PM
|- - stephenv2   QUOTE (volcanopele @ Jan 27 2009, 02:36 P...   Jan 27 2009, 08:11 PM
|- - ugordan   You're not missing out on much. At low phase a...   Jan 27 2009, 08:20 PM
||- - stephenv2   QUOTE (ugordan @ Jan 27 2009, 03:20 PM) Y...   Jan 27 2009, 08:33 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (stephenv2 @ Jan 27 2009, 08:11 PM)...   Jan 27 2009, 08:36 PM
|- - stephenv2   Full inline quote removed - Admin Per the manned/...   Jan 27 2009, 08:44 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (stephenv2 @ Jan 27 2009, 08:44 PM)...   Jan 27 2009, 09:52 PM
- - volcanopele   Looks about right, ugordan   Jan 27 2009, 08:32 PM
- - imipak   It depends whose "best" are referred to,...   Jan 27 2009, 09:53 PM
|- - stephenv2   QUOTE (imipak @ Jan 27 2009, 04:53 PM) th...   Jan 28 2009, 01:17 AM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (stephenv2 @ Jan 27 2009, 09:17 PM)...   Mar 17 2009, 02:35 PM
|- - stephenv2   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Mar 17 2009, 09:35 AM...   Mar 17 2009, 03:06 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Uh - 'they' have done lots of high resolut...   Jan 27 2009, 11:00 PM
|- - stephenv2   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jan 27 2009, 06:00 P...   Jan 28 2009, 01:23 AM
|- - titanicrivers   QUOTE (stephenv2 @ Jan 27 2009, 07:23 PM)...   Jan 28 2009, 02:26 AM
|- - stephenv2   QUOTE (titanicrivers @ Jan 27 2009, 09:26...   Jan 28 2009, 05:48 AM
- - Vultur   The trick for making an extrapolation look right w...   Jan 28 2009, 07:56 AM
- - djellison   You've asked for insight into mission reasons ...   Jan 28 2009, 09:21 AM
- - Greg Hullender   I am kind of curious why we don't seem to have...   Jan 29 2009, 11:54 PM
- - volcanopele   The southern trailing hemisphere has been poorly c...   Jan 30 2009, 12:03 AM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (volcanopele @ Jan 29 2009, 04:03 P...   Jan 30 2009, 04:39 AM
- - Phil Stooke   For what it's worth, Voyager 1 did take high r...   Jan 30 2009, 12:05 AM
- - nprev   Just out of curiosity, has anybody developed a goo...   Jan 30 2009, 01:33 AM
- - lyford   Ah, just film a cue ball in amber light with some ...   Jan 30 2009, 03:33 AM
- - volcanopele   Okay, yep that gap is real. Again, in later NT en...   Jan 30 2009, 04:47 AM
- - Greg Hullender   Oh I don't think "annoyed" is the ri...   Jan 30 2009, 04:23 PM


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