Iapetus encounter

 

Archived Images From the Dramatic Encounter By Cassini 

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Here you'll find an exciting archive of Images as Cassini approaches and encounters the moon of Saturn Iapetus.

White Surface Strays on to the Voyager Mountains 

This image taken on September 10, 2007 and received on Earth September 11, 2007. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 7,035 kilometers away

Image made from 3 colour filters. 

Below, a false colour mix of two separate filters. 


White Material on Dark? Or Dark on White? 

The accepted surface composition of Iapetus is a dark covering of the white material. This image however disputes that. 

 A view here from Andrew brown. Enhanced by myself to try and reveal a bit more.

Voyager Mountains

This stunning view of the Voyager mountains given to us by Andrew Brown. I managed to enhance it a little, giving it what i hope is a more focussed look, detailed, and sharper.



Taken on September 10, 2007 and received on Earth September 11, 2007. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 8,594 kilometers away.

Top b&w image here enhanced, sharpened, and altered for contrast by myself. Bottom image cropped, enlarged, and processed by Andrew Brown.

This image was taken on September 10, 2007 and received on Earth September 11, 2007. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 8,732 kilometers away.

Close Approach 

Taken on September 10, 2007 and received on Earth September 10, 2007. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 1,316 kilometers away.

Enlarged And Cropped Views - From Andrew Brown

1,316 kilometers 

1,316 kilometers 

1,316 kilometers 

1,478 kilometers


1,478 kilometers

Montage of Four Images



























September 10, 2007 and received on Earth September 10, 2007. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 67,844 kilometers away.

A coulorized montage of four seperate images. 

Close Up of Voyager Mountains

Enhanced view here processed by Andrew Brown.

Approach Images 






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