Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hubble's First View of Saturn

This image, taken on August 26, 1990, was Hubble's first image of the planet.  Obtained using the wide field channel of the original Wide Field and Planetary Camera, it was still sharper than groundbased observations at the time (this is no longer true). 

Processed Image Copyright Ted Stryk.  Raw Data Courtesy NASA/STScI

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