PIA06658: Sunlit South

Sunlit South


This poetic wide-angle camera view of Saturn reveals several small, dark storms in the southern latitudes, where storm activity has been prevalent since before Cassini arrived in orbit.

Also notable here is the semi-transparent C ring, which is visible against the backdrop of the planet.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on April 23, 2005, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 1028 nanometers and at a distance of approximately 2.4 million kilometers (1.5 million miles) from Saturn. The image scale is 142 kilometers (88 miles) per pixel.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn C Ring, Saturn Rings
System Saturn
Target Type Planet Ring
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Wide Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Grayscale, Infrared, Storm, Visual, Wave
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-05-27
Date in Caption 2005-04-23
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06658
Identifier PIA06658