Neptune - Voyager 2

Green filter image of Neptune and the Great Dark Spot from 7.2 million km

Neptune
Voyager 2 narrow angle image of Neptune taken from 7.2 million km about 5 days before closest approach. This green filter exposure shows a number of atmospheric features on Neptune, including the Great Dark Spot at center. Neptune is 49,000 km in diameter and the south pole is at the bottom of the disk. (Voyager 2, 11243.47)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-20 T 06:43:57
Distance/Range (km): 7,175,840.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds, Great Dark Spot
Instrument: Wide-angle Vidicon camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800. 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: green (5)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0010
NASA Image ID number: FDS 11243.47
Other Image ID number: 0203N2-005
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01T
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01f
Other ID: N/A

Updated 11 March 2003, DRW.