PIA01382: A View of Saturn's F-ring
Target Name: S Rings
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 555 x 320 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23962
Addition Date: 1998-11-17
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Voyager 2 obtained this picture of Saturn's F-ring on Aug. 26 just before the spacecraft crossed the planet's ring plane. This edge-on view, taken from a range of 103,000 kilometers (64,000 miles), shows nearly 25` of the F-ring, with at least four distinct components visible. Voyager's photopolarimeter conducted a higher-resolution scan through another part of the ring, showing it to be composed of even more distinct ringlets than this frame would indicate. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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