PIA12782: Mimas Southern Polar Maps - February 2010
Target Name: Mimas
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Product Size: 2551 x 2551 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Mimas is seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images.

Each map is centered on one of the poles, and surface coverage extends to the equator. Grid lines show latitude and longitude in 30-degree increments. The scale in the full-size versions of these maps is 216 meters (710 feet) per pixel. The resolution of the map is 16 pixels per degree. The mean radius of Mimas used for projection of these maps is 198.2 kilometers (123.2 miles).

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL manages the mission for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, 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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Image Addition Date:
2010-05-13