Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Saturn's faint inner D-ring

Title: 
Saturn's faint inner D-ring
Original Caption Released with Image: 
Voyager 2 took this picture of Saturn's faint inner D-ring Aug. 25 about 1 hour 48 minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach to Saturn. The range was 195,400 kilometers (121,300 miles) and phase angle was 166`. This view includes the sun's shadow across the ring. Voyager 1 saw this region in a similar view last fall, but this higher-resolution image shows many more ringlets and gaps. The D-ring is very tenuous and has an extremely small optical depth. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Addition Date: 
1999-01-05
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: 
460 samples x 724 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Voyager EDRs
Producer ID: 
P23967
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Image #: 
PIA01388
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA01388
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01388