PIA01389: View of Saturn's Rings
Target Name: S Rings
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 865 x 900 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P24062
Addition Date: 1999-01-18
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA01389.jpg (59.38 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This was one of the first pictures obtained once Voyager 2 resumed returning images Aug. 29, 1979 after its scan platform was commanded to view Saturn. Problems with the platform, on which Voyager's cameras and other instruments are mounted, had prevented the return of images for a few days. This view shows some detail and differences in the complex system of rings. The "reddening" of the B-ring on the unlit side also was seen in Voyager 1 images. Voyager 2 obtained this picture from a range 3.4 million kilometers (2.1 million miles) through the clear, green and violet filters. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-01-18