Neptune's Rings - Voyager 2

Raw image showing Neptune's Laeverrier and Adams rings

Neptune's Rings
Voyager 2 wide-angle image showing Neptune's rings. The inner visible ring is the Leverrier ring, which orbits about 28,400 km above Neptune's equator. Outside is the Adams ring, 38,200 km from Neptune. The 3 ring arcs are at the top of the image. The rings circle clockwise, the longest arc is the trailing one. Neptune is at lower right, and the sun is behind and below the rings. The resolution of this 111 second exposure is roughly 80 km/pixel. (Voyager 2, 11412.51)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-25
Distance/Range (km): 1,200,000.
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): 134
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0011
NASA Image ID number: FDS 11412.51
Other Image ID number: 1347N2 + 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.