Neptune - Voyager 2

Neptune raw image from 6 million km

Voyager 2 image of Neptune taken just under 4 days before closest approach from a distance roughly 6 million km. This narrow-angle orange filter exposure shows many of the atmospheric features including the Great Dark Spot just left of center. Neptune is 49,500 km in diameter and north is at 12:30. (Voyager 2, 11275.27)
Larger image: 434K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-21 T 08:03:57
Distance/Range (km): 6,000,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, Great Dark Spot
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 (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_0010
NASA Image ID number: FDS 112775.27
Other Image ID number: 0303N2-004
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01T
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01f
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015