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Nightside image of Venus photographed by IR1 at 1.01 µm

IR1 Nightside image of Venus photographed by IR1 at 1.01 µm

A 1.01-µm nightside image of Venus taken by IR1 (1-µm camera) on January 21, 2016 at 00:38. What you see here is mainly the distribution of thermal radiation from Venus' surface, with the dark spots indicating plateaus with low temperatures. The large, low-temperature area is a plateau called Aphrodite. The simulation depicts geometric height differences using light and dark and was created with support from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). © PLANET-C Project Team

Data Descriptions

Date/Time 2016-01-21 00:41:22 (UTC)
Inst./Filter IR1, 1.01 µm
Exposure time 30.833 sec
Altitude

38,004 km

Archives (DARTS)

L1b (JPEG, FITS), L2b (JPEG, FITS)

Position of spacecraft

Orbit of AKATSUKI viewed
from above the Sun's north pole

AKATSUKI
Venus
Sun
Earth
Venus