Saturn - Voyager 1

Saturn from 100 million km, showing Enceladus, Dione, and Tethys

Saturn
Voyager 1 image of Saturn and three of its moons taken from a distance of 106 million km. North is at 1:30. Bands can be seen in the northern hemisphere and structure can be identified in the rings, including the Cassini Division, towards the outer edge of the rings. The satellites which can be seen in this image are Enceladus, near the left edge of the rings, Dione, below Saturn, and Tethys, at the right edge of the frame. Saturn is 120,000 km in diameter. (Voyager 1, P-22830)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-07-24
Distance/Range (km): 106,250,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

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

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-22830
Other Image ID number: 1-S-3
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-084A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 11 March 2003, DRW.