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Rev 160 - Jan 16-Feb 9, 2012 - Titan T81
post Jan 15 2012, 10:37 PM
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post Jan 15 2012, 11:45 PM
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Ooh, Ontario Lacus imaging coming up. Cool. But nothing substantial other than Saturn and Titan -- not even any mutual events? Boo.

There is a search for Saturn nightside lighting at periapse. Does anybody know how often those searches actually turn up lightning?

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post Jan 16 2012, 12:04 AM
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We are slightly out of the ring plane this month, so it isn't that surprising that we don't have any mutual events.

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post Jan 16 2012, 06:19 PM
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I'm a bit of an 'icy moon and rocks' chap myself, so I'm enjoying this period of being in/near the ringplane.
I'm really looking forward to rev's 163-166 (End of March to end of May) In this period we get three sub-80km Enceladus flybys, Tethys and Dione flybys at under 10,000km, a sub-2000km Methone flyby, a sub-65,000km Pan flyby, a sub-15,000km Telesto flyby, a sub-50,000km Pandora flyby, and various other interesting approaches, before a Titan encounter on 22/5/12 kicks us up out of the ringplane for a couple of years. Of course I don't know with the tightened budgets, how many of these flybys are planned for imaging, but if we get 50%, it will be an exciting time.


P.S. Incidentally, I can find no information or the approaches Cassini makes to Anthe over the next 5 years - anybody in the know care to share??? wink.gif
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