Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Saturn's ring region

Title: 
Saturn's ring region
Original Caption Released with Image: 
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.
Addition Date: 
1999-04-28
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Voyager
Spacecraft: 
Voyager 2
Target Name: 
S Rings
Is a satellite of: 
Saturn
Instrument: 
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 
465 samples x 350 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Voyager EDRs
Producer ID: 
P23968
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Image #: 
PIA01964
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA01964
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01964