PIA01355: Outer Part of the Uranian Ring System

Outer Part of the Uranian Ring System


Voyager 2's wide-angle camera captured this view of the outer part of the Uranian ring system the morning of Jan. 24, 1986, just 11 minutes before passing through the ring plane. The spacecraft was 125,000 kilometers (78,000 miles) away when it obtained this clear-filter view; the resolution is slightly better than 9 km (6 mi). The brightest, outermost ring is known as epsilon. Interior to epsilon lie (from top) the newly discovered 10th ring of Uranus -- designated 1986UR1 and barely visible here -- and then the delta, gamma and eta rings.

Background Info:

The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Uranus Rings Eta Ring, Gamma Ring, Uranus
System Uranus
Target Type Ring Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Wide Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1998-11-13
Date in Caption 1986-01-24
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01355
Identifier PIA01355