CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Neptune's bright crescent

Neptune's bright crescent taken in six filters (from bottom to top: UV, violet, blue, clear, green, orange) on 31.3 August 1989. The images were shuttered in temporal order: violet, blue, UV, clear, green, orange. These images how the bright core of D2, the south polar feature, and the symmetric structure immediately surrounding the south pole. The relatively high contrast of the features in these images indicates that they extend above most of the scattering haze and absorbing methane gas in Neptune's atmosphere.

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Acquired: August 1989
  Neptune's bright crescent
PIA 02204

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