Several Faces of the Planet Neptune at Each Epoch: 1996, 1998 and 2002

These individual colour composite images used Hubble blue, green and red filters. Each image component was also processed to reduce limb darkening and enhance contrast, and is a blend of several images taken at different longitudes. The images for each year were processed the same as for other years so that relative temporal changes are meaningful. The first four columns display views at 0, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 rotations, to show the distributions of features. The last column displays the longitudinal average, showing that latitude bands near30 S, 45 S, and 67 S, have increased dramatically in brightness.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, L. Sromovsky, and P. Fry (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0317e
Type:Collage
Release date:15 May 2003, 15:00
Size:950 x 639 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
467 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Sii
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1

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