Neptune - Voyager 2

Composite polar projection of the southern hemisphere of Neptune

Five Voyager 2 images were used to produce a polar projection of Neptune's southern hemisphere. The images were taken over one Neptunian day (about 18 hours). The image is centered at the south pole and extends to about 15 degrees north latitude. The Great Dark Spot and its trailing bright clouds can be seen at 25 degrees south latitude, about 28,000 km from the pole. This image was produced using clear, orange, and green filters at a distance of about 30 million miles. (Voyager 2, P-34628)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 30,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -90.,000.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: pole, clouds
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: clear, orange, 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: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-34628
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015