VIMS data sets are archived by the PDS (Imaging Node) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and USGS - Flagstaff.
Raw Data Products
VIMS QUBEs -
Online Access PDS-D Search
Higher Order Products
VIMS Rings Occultation Data -- Preliminary Version
Access via ISIS
- The ISIS 3 software package can be used to process data from the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS), Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) and RADAR. You will find step-by-step
instructions for cartographic and science data to create your own products.
A Guide to the Planetary Atlas
that introduces search options and a tutorial on review and retrieval of Cassini data can be found at the Imaging Node.
Searches constrained by improved target definition and geometric parameters for the surfaces of Saturn and the satellites, as well as for rings observations, are available. more
Higher Order Products - Under Development
- reduced & calibrated optical depth profiles for Saturn's rings derived from VIMS stellar occultation observations.
Continuing Refinement of Documentation and Calibration - Pixel Timing
VIMS is being used in modes that were not a part of the initial instrument design. Because the VIMS infrared channel uses an articulating secondary mirror to produce a raster scan of the scene being observed, users who wish to construct geometry for individual pixels within the scan must deal with characteristics of the VIMS internal clock. A white paper, VIMS IR Pixel Timing
, has been generated and the resulting refinement has been included in the ISIS software package.
Other Useful Products and Other Resources for Interpreting the Data
See the Master Schedule
for a time ordered listing of observations by all instruments.
Imaging Node Aids
- Archived Cassini SPICE ancillary data providing observation geometry (positions, orientations, instrument pointing, time conversions and the like) are available from the PDS NAIF