Dione- In and Out of Color
The 15th largest moon in the Solar System, Dione is seen here imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft with Saturn looming large in the background.
The top two images are False-color composites I’ve created out of the last three frames of the Gif below them. These images are shot in succession at set intervals, so the images don’t align exactly. When I colorized these frames I was able to “focus” the colorization on either Saturn in the background, or Dione in the foreground. Both are pictured.
The Gif Below the Images was made from 10 Raw files taken From Cassini’s database. The images weretaken on May 02, 2012 and received on Earth May 03, 2012. The camera was pointedtoward DIONE at approximately 52,418 miles (84,358 kilometers) away, and the images weretaken using the CL1 and CL2filters,meaning all but the last 3 rapid succession images were taken with nofilterson the lens.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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