PIA01988: Saturn's A-Ring

Saturn’s A-Ring


This view of Saturn's A-ring was obtained Aug. 23, when Voyager 2 was about 2.8 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from the planet. Green, violet and ultraviolet image of the ring, which images were used to compile this is 15,000 km. (9,300 mi.) wide. Of note here are the Cassini Division, in the extreme lower right corner of this image; the Encke Division, the prominent gap in the A-ring, at upper left; and the inner F-ring shepherding satellite (1980S27), near the top of the frame.

Background Info:

The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn Rings A Ring, Cassini Division, Encke Gap, F Ring, Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Ring Gap, Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Color, Ultraviolet
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1999-07-23
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01988
Identifier PIA01988