Saturn - Voyager 2

Wide angle color image of Saturn from 4.8 million km

Voyager 2 image of Saturn taken from 4.8 million km, four and half days after closest approach. The image was created using an orange, a clear, and a violet filtered image and retouched by airbrush. Note the shadow of the rings on Saturn and the shadow of Saturn on the rings, now visible as Voyager looks back at Saturn. Saturn is 120,000 km in diameter and north is at 12:30. (Voyager 2, P-24368)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-29
Distance/Range (km): 4,800,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, rings
Instrument: Wide Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: orange, violet, clear
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-24368
Other Image ID number: S-2-79
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-076A-01B
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