Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cassini image composite of Saturn's North Pole

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Errol Coder
Traveling at a distance of approximately 1,699,200 miles (2,734,597 kilometers) away from Saturn, the Cassini orbiter captured a sequence of images focused at an angle above Saturn down towards it northern pole. Using its CB2/IRPO, CB3/IRPO, and MT3(Methane)/IRPO filters, I combined the three images into a false color image. The false color, while not true colors, allows the viewer to see the different divisions, features, and differences between the different characteristics of Saturn.

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