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Hubble Space Telescope Wide-Field/Planetary Camera images of Saturn

Westphal, James A. and Baum, William A. and Lauer, Tod R. and Danielson, G. Edward and Currie, Douglas G. and Ewald, S. P. and Faber, S. M. and Groth, Edward J. and Hester, J. Jeff and Light, Robert M. and Lynds, Roger and O'Neill, Earl J., Jr. and Seidelmann, P. Kenneth and Shaya, Edward J. and Smith, Bradford A. (1991) Hubble Space Telescope Wide-Field/Planetary Camera images of Saturn. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 369 (2). L51-L53. ISSN 2041-8205. doi:10.1086/185956.

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Saturn was recorded in blue, green, and "red" light with the Wide-Field/Planetary Camera aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Owing to relatively high signal levels over most of the planet's image, a dramatic Improvement in the visibility of image detail was achieved by deconvolving the raw images, which had suffered severely from the spherical aberration of the HST optics. The deconvolved images are superior in quality to anything now achievable with ground-based telescopes. On Saturn, the polar hexagon seen by the Voyager spacecraft is still there, but some of the structure of the belts and zones has changed. The B-ring spokes were not visible.

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Additional Information:© 1991 American Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1990 October 18; accepted 1990 November 19.
Subject Keywords:image processing, planets: Saturn
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Official Citation:Hubble Space Telescope Wide-Field/Planetary Camera images of Saturn Westphal, J. A.; Baum, W. A.; Lauer, T. R.; Danielson, G. E.; Currie, D. G.; Ewald, S. P.; Faber, S. M.; Groth, E. J.; Hester, J. J.; Light, R. M.; Lynds, R.; O'Neil, E. J.; Seidelmann, P. K.; Shaya, E. J.; Smith, B. A. Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 369, March 10, 1991, p. L51-L53.
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