PIA01531: Saturn's B and C-rings
Target Name: S Rings
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Product Size: 2090 x 2328 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23927
Addition Date: 1999-05-08
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This view focusing on Saturn's C-ring (and to a lesser extent, the B-ring at top and left) was compiled from three separate images taken through ultraviolet, clear and green filters. On Aug. 23, when it acquired these frames, Voyager 2 was 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from the planet. More than 60 bright and dark ringlets are evident here; the small, bland squares are caused by the removal of reseau (reference) marks during processing. In general, C-ring material is very bland and gray, the color of dirty ice. Color differences between this ring and the B-ring indicate differing surface compositions for the material composing these complex structures.

JPL manages the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-05-08