PIA01492: Neptune Full Disk View
Target Name: Neptune
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Product Size: 2188 x 2185 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P35669
Addition Date: 1998-10-30
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA01492.tif (8.758 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA01492.jpg (259 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on the Voyager 2 narrow angle camera. The images were taken at a range of 4.4 million miles from the planet, 4 days and 20 hours before closest approach. The picture shows the Great Dark Spot and its companion bright smudge; on the west limb the fast moving bright feature called Scooter and the little dark spot are visible. These clouds were seen to persist for as long as Voyager's cameras could resolve them. North of these, a bright cloud band similar to the south polar streak may be seen.

The Voyager Mission is conducted by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1998-10-30