The 2007-2008 Uranus Ring Plane Crossings

The Sun and Earth passed through Uranus’ ring plane in 2007 and 2008, providing a unique opportunity to observe Uranus’ rings and smallest satellites. The edge-on viewing geometry also permitted the timing of satellite eclipses and mutual events that can be used to improve ephemerides.

Data Sets

  • HST data of the URPX event can be identified via this OPUS search.

  • The PDS Ring-Moon Systems Node would be glad to archive additional data of the URPX event.
    Observers interested in archiving data should contact us at pds-rings@seti.org