Neptune - natural colour with satellites

Esahubble_opo0522b_500

esahubble_opo0522b September 1st, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado)

This image shows the planet Neptune in its natural colours. Astronomers used Hubbles assortment of filters to pinpoint high altitude clouds floating above the methane rich atmosphere. The moons that can be seen orbiting Neptune are Proteus (the brightest), Larissa, Despina, and Galatea. Neptune had 13 moons at last count.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0522b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Neptune
Subject - Solar System
Planet » Type » Gas Giant
Esahubble_opo0522b_1280
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ID
opo0522b
Subject Category
A.1.1.2  
Subject Name
Neptune
Credits
NASA, ESA, E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and H.B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0522b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
512.0, 512.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0522b
Metadata Date
2005-08-18T16:52:21-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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