Saturn Aurora – January 24, 2004
The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km.
The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator.
The science team includes: J.T. Clarke (Boston Univ.), J.-C. Gerard and D. Grodent (Univ. de Liege), S. Wannawichian (Boston Univ.), J. Gustin (Univ. de Liege), J. Connerney (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), F. Crary (Southwest Research Institute), M. Dougherty (Imperial College, London), W. Kurth (Univ. of Iowa), S.W.H. Cowley and E.J. Bunce (Univ. of Leicester), T. Hill (Rice Univ.) and J. Kim (Yonsei Univ., Seoul, Korea)
ACS/HRC: F439W (B), F502N ([O III]), F550W (V), F658N (H-alpha)
STIS: 25MAMA (Near-UV) and F25SRF2 (Far-UV)