Saturn - Voyager 2

Saturn from 12.8 million km

Saturn
Voyager 2 image of Saturn taken from 12.8 million km. This blue-filter image was taken on 13 August 1981, about 13 days before closest approach. The frame is roughly 95,000 km across and the resolution is 100 km/pixel (Saturn is about 120,000 km in diameter). North is at 1:30. (Voyager 2, 43620.30)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-13 T 07:18:23
Distance/Range (km): 12,778,899
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +13.60,157.44
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): 2.23
Phase Angle (deg): 7.19
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 5.03

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0004
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43620.30
Other Image ID number: 0293S2-013
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01I
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01W
Other ID: N/A

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.