Mapping Saturn’s Moons

My regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of maps of other worlds, and that, for example, whenever the Cassini Imaging Team team updates a map of one of the moons of Saturn based on new imagery from the Cassini orbiter, I’m usually all over that.

(Last week, the Cassini team released The Enceladus Atlas, a series of map sheets, and maps of Mimas: equatorial, northern polar, and southern polar.)

A chapter published in Saturn from Cassini-Huygens, entitled “Cartographic Mapping of the Icy Satellites Using ISS and VIMS Data” and available online as a PDF, explains what goes into the global maps of Saturn’s icy moons (i.e., Dione, Enceladus, Iapetus, Mimas, Phoebe, Rhea and Tethys). Via The Planetary Society Blog.

Previously on mapping Saturn’s medium-sized moons: Updated Maps of Saturn’s Moon Dione; Polar Maps of Enceladus; New Map of Enceladus; The Dione Atlas; A Map of Dione and a Planetary Gazetteer. (With its thick atmosphere, Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon, is a completely different matter.)