Saturn - Voyager 1

Saturn from 41.5 million km

Voyager 1 image of Saturn taken from a distance of 41.5 million km. This image was taken through the violet filter on 1 October 1980, 31 days before closest approach. Saturn is 120,000 km in diameter and the rings extend about 270,000 km from one side to the other. North is at 1:30. Even at this distance some ring and atmospheric structure can be seen. (Voyager 1, 34009.41)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-10-12 T 20:18:09
Distance/Range (km): 41,501,144
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +08.88,263.18
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: Violet (1)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 28.64
Phase Angle (deg): 13.29
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 31.55

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0027
NASA Image ID number: FDS 34009.41
Other Image ID number: 154S1-032
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01J
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01Q
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015