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University of Hawaii Image of Saturn



May 22 (UT) K-band image (2.2 microns)

Constructed from six 60 second exposures. The dark side of the A-ring is visible; the satellites are slightly elongated because of their orbital motion during the exposure. The contrast has been modified to try to show very faint satellites such as Helene (about K=17.5), and Janus (about K=14), located inside the A ring. The observers were Christophe Dumas, Natalie Domergue-Schmidt, and John Dvorak; the image was obtained with the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope.

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