The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Keck's Changing View of Uranus (2004)
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From 2001 to 2004, Uranus's motion around the Sun has changed its orientation as seen from Earth in these images taken through Keck II's K prime filter. The four images show how the Adaptive Optics system has improved over time.
Imke de Pater, Seran Gibbard, Heidi Hammel / W. M. Keck Observatory
Original image data dated on or about April 1, 2004.
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