Saturn's E Ring Revisited

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Science  11 Jul 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4453, pp. 277-279
DOI: 10.1126/science.209.4453.277


Saturn's E ring is revealed by image processing of direct photographs of the 1966 edge-on presentation of the planet's ring plane. Two different techniques were used: scanning with an image quantizer operated in the derivative mode and computer-enhanced background subtraction from digitized images.