Saturn - Voyager 1

Saturn and its rings from 5.3 million kilometers

Voyager 1 image of Saturn from 5.3 million km four days after its closest approach. This perspective allows a view of Saturn looking back towards the sun. The shadow of Saturn can be seen on the rings, and Saturn can be seen through the rings as well. Some of the spoke-like ring features are visible as bright patches. Saturn has a diameter of about 12,000 km. North is at 1:00. (Voyager 1, P-23254)
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High resolution tiff file (3.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-11-06
Distance/Range (km): 5,300,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, rings
Instrument: Narrow Angle
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-23254
Other Image ID number: 5-1-62
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
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