Saturn - Voyager 2

Saturn's northern hemisphere from 1.1 million km

Voyager 2 wide-angle image showing part of Saturn's northern hemisphere taken 21 hours 34 minutes before closest approach on 26 August 1981. The image was taken through the green filter from a distance of 1,126,000 km. The image is about 62,000 km across and has a resolution of 78 km/pixel. North is at 1:30. Note the distinct features now visible in Saturn's rings and atmosphere. (Voyager 2, 43978.40)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-25 T 05:50:22
Distance/Range (km): 1,125,919.8
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +40.30,136.75
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rings, clouds
Instrument: Wide Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: green (5)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 27.23
Phase Angle (deg): 22.33
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 38.11

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43978.40
Other Image ID number: 083S2-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01I
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01W
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