Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Akatsuki's first IR1 camera image after orbit insertion

Akatsuki's first IR1 camera image after orbit insertion
Akatsuki's first IR1 camera image after orbit insertion 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. JAXA

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