PIA01964: Saturn's Ring Region
Target Name: S Rings
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 465 x 350 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23968
Addition Date: 1999-04-28
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA01964.jpg (33.79 kB)

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This long exposure of the ring region about 150,000 to 200,000 kilometers (90,000 to 120,000 miles) from the center of Saturn captured the very faint G-ring, seen at left. The ring was discovered by Voyager 1 last fall at a similar phase angle. Voyager 2 was about 305,000 km. (189,000 mi.) away when it took this image Aug. 26. The small rectangular dots forming a regular pattern are reseau (reference) marks on the Voyager vidicon camera. The high-resolution detail in the A-ring has been washed out by the very long exposure needed to bring out the very tenuous G-ring. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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