The Uranus system (VLT)

The Uranus system seen in November 2002 and in August 2007 when the rings appeared edge-on and are therefore not so visible anymore. The image of 2002 was taken with ISAAC on the VLT while the one of 2007 was taken with NACO and made use of adaptive optics. This explains why the 2007 image is much more detailed.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0737b
Type:Observation
Release date:23 August 2007
Related releases:eso0737
Size:1139 x 824 px

About the Object

Name:Uranus
Type:Solar System : Planet
Solar System : Planet : Ring
Category:Solar System

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
InfraredVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
InfraredVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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