Uranus - Voyager 2

Two color images of Uranus from 9.1 million km

Uranus
Two images of Uranus taken by Voyager 2 at a distance of 9.1 million km. The picture on the left is a composite using images from the blue, green, and orange, filters, processed to approximate Uranus as the human eye would see it. The atmosphere is very clear, the blue-green color coming from absorption of red light by methane. The image on the right was produced using ultraviolet, violet, and orange filters to exaggerate the contrast. The dark polar hood is over the south pole of the planet. The doughnut shapes are camera blemishes. Uranus is about 51,000 km in diameter. (Voyager 2, P-29478)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1986-01-17
Distance/Range (km): 9,100,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: blue, orange, green, violet, and ultraviolet
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: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-29478
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076-01O
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 15 May 2003, DRW.