Neptune - Voyager 2

Clear filter view of Neptune's "Scooter" from 4.4 million km

Neptune
Voyager 2 image of the cloud feature on Neptune known as the "Scooter". The Scooter is the large bright feature at lower left, centered at about 42 S latitude. It is composed of bands of clouds which changed appearance over the course of the encounter. This image was taken through the clear filter of the narrow angle camera from a distance of roughly 4.4 million km. The frame is about 32,500 km across and north is up. (Voyager 2, 11305.00)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-22 T 07:42:21
Distance/Range (km): 4,400,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, Scooter
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 11305.00
Other Image ID number: 0276N2-003
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.