PIA02289: Saturn's B rings

Saturn’s B rings


This narrow-angle camera image of Saturn's B Ring and Cassini Division was taken through the Clear filter from a distance of 12.6 million km on 3 November 1980. The Cassini Division separating the A and B Rings is clearly not an empty region. The Division shows several substantial well-defined ringlets.

Background Info:

JPL managed the Voyager Project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn Rings A Ring, B Ring, Cassini Division, Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Ring Gap, Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-05-25
Date in Caption 1980-11-03
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02289
Identifier PIA02289