Unless you experienced it yourself, it is very hard to believe that seeing this small image directly through a telescope is an experience that vastly overshadows looking at incomparable full color A3 size prints of Voyager 2 images. Being able to see the rings directly compensates for the smallness of the image and gives you that feeling of being directly connected with a planet 888 million miles away. Galileo Galilei was the first to spot the rings 400 years ago. The outside diameter of the rings is 155,000 miles. The light of Saturn takes 80 minutes to reach us.