Saturn From Above

saturn20131017This view Saturn and its rings is a composite of images obtained by the Cassini spacecraft on 10 Octpber, 2013. It was assembled by a fan of the Cassini mission, amateur image processor Gordan Ugarkovic. The image has not been corrected for shifts in geometry caused the spacecraft’s changing  perspective as it moved.Also, it still has some camera artifacts. The mosaic was created from 12 image sets with red, blue and green filters from Cassini’s imaging science subsystem. Full color sets were used for 11 of the footprints, and red and blue images for one footprint.

Image Credit: Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / G. Ugarkovic

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