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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23966
 Addition Date:  1999-01-06
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01387.tif (434.7 kB)
 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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