Uranus' Rings - Voyager 2

Uranus' rings

Uranus' Rings
Voyager 2 image of Uranus' rings taken while the spacecraft was in the shadow of Uranus, about 3.5 hours after closest approach. The wide-angle exposure took 96 seconds, causing the short streaks which are background stars. The rings are made up of micrometer size particles and are very dark. The frame is about 10,000 km across. (Voyager 2, 26852.19)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1986-01-24 T 21:32:46
Distance/Range (km): 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 (2)
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 26852.19
Other Image ID number: 0267U2 + 000
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076-01M
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01X
Other ID: N/A

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.