IR1 Venus dayside image by IR1 at 0.90 µm
A 0.90-µm wavelength dayside image of Venus captured by IR1 (1-µm camera) on May 6, 2016 at 18:02 (UTC). Though appearing flat at first glance, enhancing the image shows the faint patterns of clouds. This pattern is believed to be a structure several kilometers lower than the cloud peaks. The image has been post-processed to improve clarity and correct inconsistencies in the center lines.
|Date/Time||2016-05-06 18:02:08 (UTC)|
|Inst./Filter||IR1, 0.90 µm dayside|
|Exposure time||7.833 sec|
Position of spacecraft
Orbit of AKATSUKI viewed
from above the Sun's north pole