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Rev 166-T83 flyby, Adiri and heading back north to the lakes
titanicrivers
post May 16 2012, 07:45 AM
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Cassini is now in Rev 166 which sounds quite exciting for us Titan affectionados. See the description here; http://www.ciclops.org/view/7206/Rev166?js=1
An upclose view of Adiri and a SAR swath that will revisit some small lakes near 80N and 150W previously recorded in T16 and T19 are some Titan related highlights.
Using VP's swath maps, Machi's labeled swath map and a grid and the coordinate given in the ciclops preview (red x marks the spot) I've guessed at some of the small lakes that may be visited below.
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titanicrivers
post May 17 2012, 06:58 AM
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A higher resolution view of above small lakes
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post May 18 2012, 08:12 AM
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Polar projection map (thanks VP) for T83 northern lakes revisit, (hopefully labels are accurate!). Brief mission description now on Cassini web page.
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/flybys/titan20120522/
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post May 18 2012, 09:13 AM
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Im looking forward to this pass.
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post May 18 2012, 10:10 AM
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I'm looking forward to every SAR swath. We had very long time with only few of them and Titan's map isn't still complete. smile.gif


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titanicrivers
post May 19 2012, 02:38 AM
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Titan's lakes up north are sometimes likened to the lakes of northern Minnesota and Ontario's Canadian Shield lakes.
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titanicrivers
post Jun 8 2012, 09:18 AM
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Adiri was imaged by the wide angle camera (WAC) and narrow angle camera (NAC) during T83. The Huygens landing site (HLS) was in view in these images as depicted below. The final image of the sequence superimposes the T8 radar swath of the HLS on a close up of the NAC image.
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Ian R
post Jun 8 2012, 05:10 PM
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Check out the haze 'cap' at 12 o'clock:

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post Jun 8 2012, 05:41 PM
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Whoa! and this one too...
Looks almost like an aurora!
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post Jun 8 2012, 08:16 PM
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A comparison:

Saturn with aurora, and image W00074407 of Titan from June 7th.

Just saying...
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post Jun 9 2012, 06:28 PM
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It's even visible in the window filters.
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawi...?imageID=263878
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post Jun 9 2012, 08:30 PM
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Here are two natural(-ish) color views of Titan, the second of which combines the red, green and blue filters on the luminance channel:

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post Jun 9 2012, 09:43 PM
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It looks like a lenticular cloud stack produced by the upward forcing of pre-exising layers, but that's probably a hopelessly terracentric observation.
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titanicrivers
post Jun 23 2012, 02:47 AM
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ISS imaged Adiri in this past month during Rev 166- Rev 167. The Huygen’s landing site (red cross below) was included in the T 84 flyby. Stitched together and blended with the eastern portion of the T8 SAR swath a nice correlation of bright albedo patches with bright mesas and craterform structures and dark albedo with dunes can be seen. One of the possible VIMS equatorial lakes (lavender arrow) vs interdune dark material can be seen in the extreme eastern edge of the figure.
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post Oct 17 2012, 03:11 PM
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Here's a view of the probable volcanic construct found on the T83 radar. Image and link found here. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...cking-heat.html and a link to the abstract http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/ViewAb...725245476867%7d
Emily has a nice discussion here http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakda...2-dps-day2.html
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