Uranus - Voyager 2

Uranus' southern hemisphere from about 10 million km

Voyager 2 image of Uranus' southern hemisphere from about 10 million km. This image was taken 8 days before closest approach with the narrow angle camera using the orange filter. The south pole, which was facing the sun at the time of the Voyager 2 encounter, is near the center of the disk. Uranus is 51,000 km in diameter and has its axis of rotation nearly in its orbital plane. (Voyager 2, 26607.42)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1986-01-16
Distance/Range (km): 10,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, pole
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: orange (3)
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_0002
NASA Image ID number: FDS 26607.42
Other Image ID number: 17900U2-009
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01M
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01X
Other ID: N/A

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.