2009/04/22

Enceladus solved (with Astrometry.net)

Numerous stars provide a serene background in this view of Enceladus captured by the Cassini spacecraft while the moon was in eclipse, within Saturn's shadow. The view looks up at Enceladus' south pole. The image was taken on Oct. 9, 2008 at a distance of approximately 83,000 km (52,000 mi) from Enceladus. Image scale is 5 km (3 mi) per pixel. (NASA/JPL/SSI)

Feeding this image to Astrometry.net, we can solve the position in the sky using the star field and get this nice KMZ to view it in GoogleSky!

All Cassini images are here.