Saturn - Voyager 2

Image pair showing circulation around brown spot on Saturn

Voyager 2 image showing circulation around a large brown spot in Saturn's atmosphere. The first image was taken on 23 August 1981 from 2.7 million km and the second 10 hours 15 minutes later 24 August from 2.3 million km. Both images were taken through the green filter. Clouds at the edge of the spot show the circulation to be counterclockwise, which is anticyclonic for this northern hemisphere feature. The upper frame is about 20,000 km across and the lower about 17,000. The resolution is about 25 km/pixel. (Voyager 2, P-23938)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-23, 1981-08-24
Distance/Range (km): 2,300,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, spot
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: 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-23938
Other Image ID number: S-2-34
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-076A-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