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March 20, 2007 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-13

Saturn Stars in Three Hubble Movies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Saturn
Object Description: Planet
Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km.
Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator.
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble images and videos were created from HST data from proposal 6030: M. Tomasko and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona); and proposal 9354: E. Karkoschka and M. Tomasko (University of Arizona).
Instrument: WFPC2 ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): August 6, 2005;
November 17, 2005
March 7, 2003
Filters: F336W, F410M, F467M, F588N, FQCH4N-B, and F673N F435W, F502N, F550M, and F658N
About the Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
Release Date: March 20, 2007
Orientation: Saturn's Moons - Frame 4