Rings and Moons Circling Uranus

Stsci_2004-05a_1024

stsci_2004-05a January 22nd, 2004

Credit: NASA/ESA and Erich Karkoschka, University of Arizona

This wider view of Uranus reveals the planet's faint rings and several of its satellites. The area outside Uranus was enhanced in brightness to reveal the faint rings and satellites. The outermost ring is brighter on the lower side, where it is wider. It is made of dust and small pebbles, which create a thin, dark, and almost vertical line across the right side of Uranus (especially visible on the natural-color image). The bright satellite on the lower right corner is Ariel, which has a snowy white surface. Five small satellites with dark surfaces can be seen just outside the rings. Clockwise from the top, they are: Desdemona, Belinda, Portia, Cressida, and Puck. Even fainter satellites were imaged in deeper exposures, also taken with the Advanced Camera in August 2003.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2004/news-2004-05

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

Image Use Policy: http://hubblesite.org/copyright/

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Image Details

Image Type
Planetary
Object Name
Uranus
Subject - Solar System
Planet > Type > Gas Giant

Distance

Universescale1
0 ly

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 22h 11m 34.8s
DEC = -12° 1’ 14.5”
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Hubble (ACS) Optical 435.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 550.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 658.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 660.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 775.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 814.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 850.0 nm
Hubble (ACS) Optical 892.0 nm
Hubble (STIS) Optical 430.0 nm
Hubble (STIS) Optical 750.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Stsci_2004-05a_1280
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ID
2004-05a
Subject Category
A.1.1.2  
Subject Name
Uranus
Credits
NASA/ESA and Erich Karkoschka, University of Arizona
Release Date
2004-01-22T00:00:00
Lightyears
3.10e-4
Redshift
3.10e-4
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2004/news-2004-05
Type
Planetary
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Distance from Sun in miles: 1800000000
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, STIS, STIS
Color Assignment
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
435, 550, 658, 660, 775, 814, 850, 892, 430, 750
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
332.89501250, -12.02069722
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-H-p0405a-f-450x600.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p0405a-f-450x600.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/05
Metadata Date
2022-09-07T00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
0