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Image Processing And Analysis Of Saturn's Rings
Author(s): Gary M. Yagi; Paul L. Jepsen; Glenn W. Garneau; Joel A. Mosher; Laurance R. Doyle; Jean J. Lorre; Charles C. Avis; Eric P. Korsmo
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Paper Abstract

Processing of Voyager image data of Saturn's rings at JPL's Image Processing Laboratory is described. A software system to navigate the flight images, facilitate feature tracking, and to project the rings has been developed. This system has been used to make measurements of ring radii and to measure the velocities of the spoke features in the B-Ring. A projected ring movie to study the development of these spoke features has been generated. Finally, processing to facilitate comparison of the photometric properties of Saturn's rings at various phase angles is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0292, Processing of Images and Data from Optical Sensors, (7 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932823
Show Author Affiliations
Gary M. Yagi, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Paul L. Jepsen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Glenn W. Garneau, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Joel A. Mosher, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Laurance R. Doyle, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jean J. Lorre, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Charles C. Avis, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Eric P. Korsmo, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0292:
Processing of Images and Data from Optical Sensors
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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