Ringside with Dione–Cassini Image of Saturn’s Moon

This is a composite image taken by Cassini on October 11, 2005. Cassini took several images of Saturn’s moon Dione with different spectral filters which were combined to create this image which NASA says “approximates the scene as it would appear to the human eye.”

Saturn's Moon Dione
Saturn’s Moon Dione

The Grace of Saturn (Cassini Image)

This is an incredibly beautiful image generated by NASA/JPL based on Cassini’s flyby of Saturn.

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 19 degrees above the ringplane. The image was taken in green light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Aug. 12, 2017. Pandora was brightened by a factor of 2 to increase its visibility.

The view was obtained at a distance to Saturn of approximately 581,000 miles (935,000 kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is 35 miles (56 kilometers) per pixel. The distance to Pandora was 691,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) for a scale of 41 miles (66 kilometers) per pixel.

The Grace of Saturn (Cassini Image)
The Grace of Saturn (Cassini Image)