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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Voyager 2 Ariel image catalog

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, Uranus' moons

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The Voyager 2 Ariel image catalog Thirteen observations of Ariel captured during Voyager 2's flyby, processed by Ted Stryk.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

To create this montage, Ted Stryk stacked the best images of Ariel taken during each of Voyager 2's observations to increase their sharpness. The 13 observations center on the south pole during Voyager 2's approach, then shift over the pole toward Ariel's leading hemisphere. The largest image is shown at reduced resolution. The image immediately before that one was cut off at one limb (at the top of the view); Stryk used data from a lower-resolution earlier observation to fill in the missing portion of the disk.

Original image data dated on or about January 26, 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: Ted Stryk


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