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University of Hawaii Image of Saturn's E Ring



May 21 (UT) J-band image (1.2 microns)

This image which shows the very faint E-ring. The integration time was 11 minutes and the image was taken at approximately 14:45 UT (about 50 minutes before sunrise). The bright spot on the left is Rhea, and is saturated in this deep exposure. The scattered light comes from the A ring and Saturn. This image was taken through thin cirrus. The observers were Christophe Dumas, Natalie Domergue-Schmidt and John Dvorak.

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