The "Kodak moment" shot of Titan around time of closest approach to Enceladus. (N00154034.jpg CL1 and CL2 filters taken on May 18, 2010 colorized) Click to view attachment
May 19 2010, 04:21 PM
That's a beautiful rendering, but marred by one small detail that tells a big lie! On the right you've made it look as though the rings extend behind Titan's limb, whereas of course they're actually much closer to the viewer than Titan is. If you fix that I'll put a framed copy of your version on my wall.
May 19 2010, 05:26 PM
The monochrome raw is awesome in its own right. N00154034 This is definitely an Ansel Adams moment. I have cropped and put in on my desktop.
What is cool is to know that there are jets erupting from somewhere down in the dark landscape of Enceladus.
May 20 2010, 12:36 PM
Agree and agree with above observations! Not quite sure how saturn's rings would appear or if the center plume would be diffuse or sharper but anyway the version below uses a bit of artistic license. Also see Astro0's beautiful version on the raw image blog in Gen'l Cassini ! Click to view attachment
May 22 2010, 06:37 PM
Very nice NAC images on the Cassini Raw Image page today. Taking a pair and rotating them 180 deg and blending them they fit quite well on the Solar System Simulator map of Titan from Cassini from approx 590K km. Belet and Adiri are highlighted. Click to view attachment
May 24 2010, 12:20 PM
T68 outbound images of Titan (N00154069-73) blended and composited with the CL1 UV3 image to enhance detail of the detached haze layer and the northern dark band (formerly the north polar hood). There may be a small cloud band just below the dust spot in the north-center portion of the image. Click to view attachment
May 25 2010, 04:35 AM
QUOTE (titanicrivers @ May 20 2010, 05:36 AM)
... anyway the version below uses a bit of artistic license.
I love your interpretation. I think you really got the subtlety of the light at Saturn. Any chance you could post a larger version of this wonderful image?
May 26 2010, 12:02 AM
Thanks for your kind words Ron. I will have to sign up with web site (like Flickr) and post the tiff file or the jpeg. Many fellow bloggers have done this with their images! TR
T68 NAC parting images of Titan taken through CL1 UV3 and CL1 CB3 filters continue to provide beautiful views of this intriguing world. Note Kraken Mare in the surface feature view. Images from 1.7M km taken on 5/23/2010. Click to view attachment
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