The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Akatsuki's first IR1 camera image after orbit insertion
Filed under pretty pictures, Akatsuki (Planet-C), Venus
Akatsuki took this photo on December 7, 2015 at 4:50 UT, not quite five hours after orbit insertion, from an altitude of 68,000 kilometers. The camera is sensitive to infrared radiation at a wavelength of 1 micron. When looking at Venus' nightside, it will be able to detect deep clouds from their radiated heat.
Original image data dated on or about December 7, 2015.
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