Neptune - Voyager 2

Clear filter image of the "Scooter" on Neptune from 3.3 million km

Neptune
Image of the "Scooter" on Neptune taken through the clear filter of the narrow angle camera on Voyager 2. The image was taken from approximately 3.3 million km. The Scooter is the bright, banded cloud feature just below and left of center. The feature is composed of many short bands of clouds running generally east-west and is centered at 42 S latitude. The frame is roughly 24,500 km wide and north is up. (Voyager 2, 11326.04)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-23 T 00:33:33
Distance/Range (km): 3,300,000.
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 11326.04
Other Image ID number: 1540N2-003
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.