Neptune - Voyager 2

Clear filter image of Neptune and the Great Dark Spot from 5 million km

Neptune
Neptune and the Great Dark Spot as imaged by Voyager 2 from about 5 million km. The image was taken through the clear filter of the narrow angle camera 78 hours before closest approach. The frame is about 37,000 km along a side and north is at 1:00. The GDS is a giant weather system at the right of the image, bordered on the south by a bright cloud. The GDS is centered at 20 S and shows some similarities to Jupiter's Great Red Spot. (Voyager 2, 11292.59)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-21 T 21:05:33
Distance/Range (km): 5,000,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, Great Dark Spot
Instrument: Narrow-angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: clear
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 11292.59
Other Image ID number: 1355N2-004
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.