Mimas drifts along in its orbit against the blue backdrop of Saturn's northern latitudes in this true colour view taken by the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft
Craters on icy Mimas (398 kilometres across) give the moon a dimpled appearance.
The images were obtained using the Cassini narrow-angle camera on 18 January 2005, at a distance of approximately 1.4 million kilometres from Saturn. Resolution in the image is 8.5 kilometres per pixel on Saturn and 7.5 kilometres per pixel on Mimas. The image has been contrast-enhanced to aid visibility.
Images taken using infrared (930 nanometres), green (568 nanometres) and ultraviolet (338 nanometres) spectral filters were combined. The colours have been adjusted to match closely what the scene would look like in natural colour.