PIA12560: Map of Tethys - February 2010
Target Name: Tethys
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Product Size: 2880 x 1440 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
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This global map of Saturn's moon Tethys was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys.

The map is an equidistant (simple cylindrical) projection and has a scale of 293 meters (960 feet) per pixel at the equator in the full size version. The mean radius of Tethys used for projection of this map is 536.3 kilometers (333.2 miles). The resolution of the map is 32 pixels per degree.

This map is an update to the version released in June 2008. See PIA08416. Unlike the 2008 and earlier iterations, this new map does not use Voyager images to fill in gaps in Cassini's coverage. Only Cassini images are used here.

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://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Image Addition Date:
2010-03-03