Saturn's Rings - Voyager 2

Saturn's rings from 6.5 million km

Saturn's Rings
Voyager 2 image of Saturn's rings taken on 19 August 1981, a little over 6 days before closest approach. The Cassini and Encke divisions are clearly visible, as are many other features in the rings. The image was taken from 6.5 million km, the frame is about 60 km/pixel. North is at 1:30. (Voyager 2, 43818.49)
Larger image: 261K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-19 T 21:57:34
Distance/Range (km): 6,470,000
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 43818.49
Other Image ID number: 1392S2-007
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