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post May 20 2010, 01:46 AM
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Astro0, that's one of the most awe-inspiring vistas ever made...really makes you feel the majesty that surrounds our little robot. Thank you. smile.gif


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post May 20 2010, 04:53 AM
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QUOTE (Astro0 @ May 19 2010, 12:10 AM) *
Couldn't resist doing an artistic desktop version of the combined image.

And I couldn't resist downloading it! Thanks! smile.gif


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post May 20 2010, 12:23 PM
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Cassini press release on the Enceladus-Rings-Titan image.

...Enceladus put its craggy face forward, exhibiting some of the fractures and cratering that have made the Saturnian moon a favorite of both planetary scientists and outer-planet mission groupies...

Groupies? Do you think that they're talking about us?! laugh.gif
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post May 20 2010, 01:36 PM
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Groupies? If we're groupies then where's the free booze and raucous rock n roll party?!?!?! laugh.gif


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post May 20 2010, 01:40 PM
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Back at my place, Stu!

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post May 20 2010, 02:13 PM
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Now we're talking! laugh.gif


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post May 20 2010, 05:08 PM
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Stage dive?


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post May 20 2010, 11:07 PM
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This message was originally in a different thread - moderator

How is it that “I” am the one to start the thread on this flyby?

What am I seeing here?! I mean… the geysers, yes… what the hell are those straight line edges? artifacts?

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post May 21 2010, 02:40 AM
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This message was originally in a different thread - moderator

There is a long discussion of that image and others in the Cassini Raw Images thread. [now in this thread - moderator]

Also, see this Planetary Society Blog post.
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post May 21 2010, 04:24 AM
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My congrats to the planners and executors of this astounding series of images.. and of course the groupies who have shared... smile.gif


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post May 25 2010, 05:43 PM
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New astropoem inspired by the stunning image we all love...

http://astropoetry.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/titan-rising


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post May 26 2010, 08:58 PM
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Stu, I too love that image - in fact I think it's the most spectacular single ISS frame Cassini has obtained - and I enjoyed your poem. However a couple of lines surprised me, the ones about there being no sign of the plumes. On my monitor I can see the brightest parts of two of the plumes, centre and left, in that image. They're faint, but they're there, and for me that is the icing on the cake as far as this image is concerned. It's a bit like the Earth and Moon in that iconic backlit Saturn mosaic or Phoenix under its parachute from HiRise - so nearly invisible that you really have to look carefully and yet there they are, almost against the odds. Wonderful.
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post May 26 2010, 09:21 PM
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Thanks Nigel, glad you liked it. I must admit I used a bit of artistic licence there, just to make it scan better; bit of a mouthful saying "Of the plumes... well, they're very faint but they're there if you look closely enough..." wink.gif


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post Jun 3 2010, 09:16 PM
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As soon as I saw that classic image I knew what I wanted, but didn't have the skill to do it. Basically just enough colour on Titan to dismiss the thought "Pity it's only in black and white". So I went and asked for help, with the brief: preserve the original tone values, subtly colourise Titan and leave the rest unaltered. On seeing the first attempt I've suggested a couple of minor tweaks but even if it gets no better than this I'll be well pleased. Credit to Daniel Weir.
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post Jun 3 2010, 09:33 PM
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like this
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