Neptune's Rings - Voyager 2

Portion of the trailing arc of Neptune's rings

Neptune's Rings
Voyager 2 narrow-angle image of part of the trailing arc of Neptune's rings. This image was taken 18 hours past closest approach, so the sun is behind the rings. The exposure lasted 111 seconds on this frame, resulting in the streaky appearance of the rings. The image has a resolution of about 7 km/pixel and the frame is roughly 5600 km across. (Voyager 2, 1141246)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-25
Distance/Range (km): 750,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rings
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: clear (0)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 135.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0011
NASA Image ID number: FDS 11412.46
Other Image ID number: 1342N2+000
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.