Saturn - Voyager 2

False-color image of Saturn's North Temperate Belt from 6.4 million km

Voyager 2 false-color image showing Saturn's North Temperate Belt, the brown area at lower right, from a distance of 6.4 million km. This image was created from violet, blue, and green filter frames. The bright shape at lower left has been coiled by wind shear. To the south (north is at about 11:00) winds blow to the west at 20 meters per second (72 km/hr), while to the north, within the white zone, they blow over 130 meters per second (470 km/hr) to the east. This image has resolution of 60 km/pixel. (Voyager 2, P-23919)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-20
Distance/Range (km): 6,400,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: violet, blue, 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-23919
Other Image ID number: S-2-16
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-084A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
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