Uranus - Voyager 2

False-color image of Uranus from 2.7 million km

Uranus
Voyager 2 false-color image of Uranus taken from 2.7 million km. The atmosphere of Uranus is incredibly clear and appears blue-green in color naturally. This picture is a composite of 3 images taken by the wide-angle camera using orange, short-wavelength methane, and long-wavelength methane filters. The processing brings out high-altitude hazes, including the pink area centered on the south pole. The bluest regions are the most haze free. Uranus is about 51,000 km in diameter. (Voyager 2, P-29497)
Larger image:

High resolution tiff file (1.2 Mb)


Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1986-01-22
Distance/Range (km): 2,700,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Wide Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 3.169 x 3.169
Filter: orange, short-wavelength methane, long-wavelength methane
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-29497
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01O
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 15 May 2003, DRW.