Neptune - Voyager 2

Neptune and the Great Dark Spot from 5 million km

Voyager 2 image of Neptune from 5 million km. The Great Dark Spot (GDS) is visible at upper right. Just below it is an associated bright band of clouds. The GDS is an anticyclonic feature about the size of the Earth. The image was taken through the green filter of the narrow angle camera. The frame is about 37,000 km on a side and north is at 1:00. (Voyager 2, 11292.48)
Larger image: 329K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-21 T 21:56:45
Distance/Range (km): 5,000,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, Great Dark Spot
Instrument: Narrow-angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: green
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 11292.48
Other Image ID number: 1344N2-004
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