PIA17165: Evander Half in Shadow

Evander Half in Shadow


Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief. Evander is centered at about 57 degrees South latitude, 145 degrees West longitude and can also be seen in the Dione south polar map featured in PIA12579 (see also PIA12728 ).

Lit terrain seen here is on the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Dione. North on Dione is up and rotated 25 degrees to the left. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 22, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers) from Dione. Image scale is 5 miles (8 kilometers) per pixel.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Dione Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Map, Rotation, Shadow, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2014-05-26
Date in Caption 2013-08-22
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17165
Identifier PIA17165