PIA02204: Neptune's Bright Crescent
Target Name: Neptune
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 898 x 828 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P35059
Addition Date: 1999-08-01
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02204.tif (285.2 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02204.jpg (67.95 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
Neptune's bright crescent taken in six filters (from bottom to top: UV, violet, blue, clear, green, orange) on 31.3 August 1989. The images were shuttered in temporal order: violet, blue, UV, clear, green, orange. These images how the bright core of D2, the south polar feature, and the symmetric structure immediately surrounding the south pole. The relatively high contrast of the features in these images indicates that they extend above most of the scattering haze and absorbing methate gas in Neptune's atmosphere. [Image processing by D.A. Alexander]
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-08-01