File:Prometheus 12-26-09a.jpg

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Cassini spacecraft image of Prometheus, one of Saturn's small inner moons.

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English: This raw, unprocessed image of Prometheus was taken by Cassini on Dec. 26, 2009.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 26, 2009 at a distance of approximately 59,000 kilometers (36,000 miles) from Prometheus and at a Sun-Prometheus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 19 degrees. Image scale is 351 meters (1,150 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. 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 was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini Equinox Mission visit http://ciclops.org, http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

The original NASA image has been modified by cropping, doubling the linear pixel density, reducing brightness, and removal of some cosmic ray artifacts.
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Source http://ciclops.org/view/6090/Special_Holiday_Raw_Preview_3
Author NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute

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current02:46, 9 January 2011Thumbnail for version as of 02:46, 9 January 2011700 × 700 (105 KB)AntonsusiCrop black canvas
03:16, 24 March 2010Thumbnail for version as of 03:16, 24 March 20101,000 × 1,000 (114 KB)WolfmanSFRemove a few more cosmic ray artifacts
10:07, 23 March 2010Thumbnail for version as of 10:07, 23 March 20101,000 × 1,000 (192 KB)WolfmanSFdouble linear pixel density of image, reduce brightness, remove some cosmic ray hits
22:20, 27 December 2009Thumbnail for version as of 22:20, 27 December 2009500 × 500 (85 KB)WolfmanSF{{Information |Description={{en|1=This raw, unprocessed image of Prometheus was taken by Cassini on Dec. 26, 2009. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 26, 2009 at a distance of approximately 59,000

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