New Map of Enceladus

Map of Enceladus

A new map of Enceladus has been released by the Cassini imaging team, just before Cassini makes another flyby of the Saturnian moon next week.

Compared to the previous Enceladus map released in December 2008 (see PIA11145), the new map features better resolution in several areas, including the equatorial region between 30 degrees north and south latitude and a region between 30 degrees and 150 degrees west longitude. That mosaic and this one were shifted by 3.5 degrees to the west, compared to 2006 versions, to be consistent with the International Astronomical Union longitude definition for Enceladus.

Previously: The Dione Atlas.