Saturn - Voyager 1

Image of Saturn equatorial region and rings from 7.6 million km

Saturn
Voyager 1 blue-filter image of Saturn taken from 7.6 million km. This image was taken of 7 November 1980, only 5 days before closest approach, and shows much atmospheric and ring structure. The shadow of the rings is easily seen on the planet, and part of Saturn can be seen through the Cassini division. The resolution of this image is about 60 km/pixel. The frame is roughly 56,000 km across and north is at about 1:30. (Voyager 1, 34779.22)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-11-07 T 12:02:57
Distance/Range (km): 7,609,998
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -04.50,219.98
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, rings
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: blue (2)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 24.53
Phase Angle (deg): 13.68
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 38.21

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0028
NASA Image ID number: FDS 34779.22
Other Image ID number: 0926S1-006
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01J
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01Q
Other ID: N/A

Updated 11 March 2003, DRW.