Neptune and its moons

This image is a composite of several exposures of Neptune, taken a few hours apart with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3. The different images overlaid on each other clearly show five of Neptune’s moons, Proteus, Despina, Larissa, Galatea and Triton, moving around the planet.

Hubble’s images were taken to celebrate the first complete orbit of the planet since its discovery in 1846. The four images show different faces of the planet as it rotates on its axis.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

Id:ann1115b
Type:Observation
Release date:12 July 2011, 19:00
Related announcements:ann1115
Size:1600 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
845 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
R
631 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
467
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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