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jasedm
Latest article is up, with lots of cloud studies of Saturn (including some good expected glimpses of the great northern storm) and Titan.

Unfortunately no Telesto images are planned, although the orbit includes a 10,000km flyby of this moon (which is a whisker closer than the range for Telesto's targeted flyby in May next year)

I'm wondering if images of Telesto were originally planned, but the sequences were re-written in order to look at the northern storm in detail?
JohnVV
real close
volcanopele
Nope, again, these sequences are planned months in advance. the northern storm happened to recently. And during the flyby itself, I don't think we are even looking at the northern storm.
Frank Crary
QUOTE (jasedm @ Mar 5 2011, 08:18 AM) *
Latest article is up, with lots of cloud studies of Saturn (including some good expected glimpses of the great northern storm) and Titan.

Unfortunately no Telesto images are planned, although the orbit includes a 10,000km flyby of this moon (which is a whisker closer than the range for Telesto's targeted flyby in May next year)

I'm wondering if images of Telesto were originally planned, but the sequences were re-written in order to look at the northern storm in detail?


No, that was never in the plan. To simplify operations and planning in the Solstice mission, the project has switched to dedicating each periapsis to one scientific discipline (Saturn, rings, icy satellites or magnetosphere/plasma.) There are some exceptions, and Titan science is handled differently (lots of encounters, all dedicated to Titan, but those aren't in the periapsis periods.) But the exceptions are pretty carefully selected. Rev 146 is a Saturn periapsis and looking at Telesto isn't one of those exceptions.
jasedm
"Rev 146 is a Saturn periapsis and looking at Telesto isn't one of those exceptions."

Ah, that explains it - thanks Frank!

Quel dommage!!
JohnVV
After Telesto there are a few ( NOT PLANED) and " would be nice if" shots of Titan
https://picasaweb.google.com/John.K.VanVliet/CassiniRev147#
receding and approach on 147 to 8
Juramike
Evidence for three moons! Nice shot of a grazing shadow near the S terminator. (which moon?)
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/imag...7/W00066849.jpg
Also shows up in the MT2 image.
Astro0
Nice little mosaic of some recent raw images smile.gif
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Stu
Wow... look at that... beautiful, just beautiful... ohmy.gif
S_Walker
A few recent color combinations of RGB and CBGB data on my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60945285@N07/5553457832/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60945285@N07/5553457766/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60945285@N07/5552873955/

I've been experimenting with some warping tools in Photoshop to align the cloud details between these long filter changes (I believe the delay between exposures is due to RBI mitigation).
Enjoy.

Sean Walker
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