Neptune's Rings - Voyager 2

Neptune's Leverrier and Adams rings and satellite Larissa

Neptune's Rings
Voyager 2 wide-angle view of the Leverrier and Adams rings of Neptune. The inner Leverrier ring has a radius of 53,300 km and the outer Adams ring 62,932. The ring arcs are visible in the lower part of the Adams ring. The rings are faint because they are viewed in backscattered light (phase angle 15.5 degrees) 32 hours before Neptune closest approach. The satellite Larissa is visible in the upper right corner, streaked by its orbital motion. (Voyager 2, 11350.23)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-23 T 20:00:45
Distance/Range (km): 270,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rings
Instrument: Wide-angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: clear (0)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 15.5
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0011
NASA Image ID number: FDS 11350.23
Other Image ID number: 119N2-002
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01T
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01f
Other ID: N/A
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Updated 11 March 2003, DRW.