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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Uranus' crescent, February 1, 1986

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, global views, Uranus

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Uranus' crescent, February 1, 1986 A week after its flyby, Voyager 2 still had a high-resolution view of Uranus' receding crescent using its narrow-angle camera.

NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

Image is composed of three photos taken through orange, green, and violet filters on February 1, 1986 at about 20:48. Images were flatfielded using a "sky" image taken on the same date. The color of the crescent is fairly subjective.

Original image data dated on or about February 1, 1986.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

 

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