Saturn - Voyager 2

False color image of Saturn from 43 million km

Voyager 2 false color image of Saturn taken from 43 million km. This image was taken over a month before closest approach to Saturn, which took place on 25 August 1981. Changes from the earlier Voyager 1 encounter (in November, 1980) were noticed in Saturn's atmosphere even at this distance. Saturn is 120,000 km in diameter at the equator, and the rings are about 280,000 km in diameter. North is at 1:30. (Voyager 2, P-23880c)
Larger image: [an error occurred while processing this directive]

High resolution tiff file (3.1 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-07-12
Distance/Range (km): 43,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, rings
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: ultraviolet, violet, green
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-23880c
Other Image ID number: FDS 42652.09 (raw)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-076A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.