Saturn's Rings - Voyager 1

Saturn's rings from 11 million km

Saturn's Rings
Voyager 1 image of Saturn's rings taken on 4 November 1980, 8 days before closest approach. The structure of the rings is clearly visible in this raw clear-filter image. The image was taken from 11.2 million km and the frame is roughly 82,600 km across, with a resolution of about 100 km/pixel. North is at 1:30. (Voyager 1, 34699.06)
Larger image: 161K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-11-05 T 19:50:09
Distance/Range (km): 11,160,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rings
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: clear (0)
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: VG_0004
NASA Image ID number: FDS 34699.06
Other Image ID number: 1510S1-009
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01J
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01Q
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