Epimetheus Observations

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Epimetheus is co-orbital with Janus. A faint dust ring is associated with the two moons.

Epimetheus has dimensions of 129.8x114x106.2 km with a period of rotation of 0.694 333 517 days. Planned flybys span the mission with close approaches on Dec 3,2007 and Oct 1, 2011.

See Small Satellites Events (xlsx, txt) observing log including range, flyby velocity and phase

For observation times and instruments compare Small Satellites Events file with Master Schedule under Epimetheus.

  Observations were made by:

CIRS - Composite Infrared Spectrometer
ISS - Imaging Science Subsystem
UVIS - Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph
VIMS - Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer