Originally posted by mikesingh
Here are the image sources:
The second image is the Zoom of the object in the first one.
Regarding these two images, we have the following supporting data:
"N00061935.jpg was taken on May 23, 2006 and received on Earth May 24, 2006. The camera was pointing toward TETHYS at approximately 508,727
kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters."
The other images may be of a different object, but they may not.
From your original data set:
"(The Images were) taken on November 20, 2007 and received on Earth November 21, 2007. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-E RING at approximately
1,741,354 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters."
Now, I'm not saying that this object near Tethys in the one picture isn't also traveling through Saturn's E Ring over a year later. It's totally
possible. But do you have some other evidence suggesting this to be the case, I'd love to have that connection also.
Either way, the May object near Tethys is also fascinating, if it's not the same object. And it certainly isn't Tehys, here's a pic of that:
Unless of course somehow the high tech cameras aboard Cassini aren't capable of competing with my Meade ETX 90
(Tiny Home Telescope)
[EDIT - I didn't take the above pic, just an analogy of what my scope could do from that distance...]
Just found another pic of Tethys, taken by Cassini! Certainly not the same object in Mike's 'zoom in'. Not from the same camera, even allowing
for the distance and zoom.
[edit on 8-3-2008 by WitnessFromAfar]