PIA12799: Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
Target Name: Tethys
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Product Size: 7333 x 7333 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
Full-Res TIFF: PIA12799.tif (53.83 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA12799.jpg (4.66 MB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

annotated image for PIA12799
Click on the image for larger annotated version

The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Tethys is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

The map is centered on the south pole, 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 293 meters (960 feet) per pixel. The mean radius of Tethys used for projection of these maps is 536.3 kilometers (333.2 miles).

The large Penelope Crater is shown in the lower right of the south pole map, in the southern latitudes of the hemisphere of Tethys that faces backward in its orbit around Saturn. See PIA08149 to learn more.

These maps are updates to the versions released in February 2010 (see PIA11699).

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 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:
2010-11-30