This Cassini image was the first and highest resolution 'skeet shoot' narrow-angle image captured during the Oct. 31, 2008, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 31, 2008, at a distance of approximately 1,691 kilometers (1,056 miles) from Enceladus and at a sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 78 degrees. Image scale is 9 meters per pixel (29 feet) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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/. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.