PIA01387: Image 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: 1020 x 1020 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23966
Addition Date: 1999-01-06
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA01387.jpg (88.63 kB)

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Voyager 2 took this high-resolution image of Saturn's F-ring Aug. 26 from a distance of 51,500 kilometers (32,000 miles). This closeup view shows that the ring is made up of at least four distinct components. A higher-resolution scan through the F-ring, the result of the star occultation experiment conducted by the spacecraft's photopolarimeter, showed even finer structure in the ring. Voyager 1 showed a braiding effect not evident in this picture. The small black dots are reseau (reference) marks on the camera. The small bright dash in the middle right of the image is a star trail. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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