Saturn's rings full on: official version

Back in January I showed my attempt at putting together 27 images (9 in each of the colours red, green and blue) from the Cassini raw data to show Saturn's rings separated from the planet. I found that although I could get the rings to match up, the planet itself proved more tricky. In the end I gave up and it seems that the Cassini imaging team did too. They opted to just remove Saturn from the image entirely! I think the decision was probably correct as it gives a nice final result. Check it out the big version on the Cassini site.

Saturns rings
Saturns unlit rings alone, seen from an elevation of 60 degrees. Saturn has been removed from the image. CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Spotted via Paola.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 12th Mar 2007 (20:22 GMT) | Permalink
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