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 (w x h)
 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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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]

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