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Venus dayside synthesized false color image by UVI (2018 Mar 18) No.2

UVI Venus dayside synthesized false color image by UVI (2018 Mar 18) No.2

A synthesized false color image of Venus using 283-nm and 365-nm images taken by UVI. Images are colorized as follows: 283 nm → blue; 365 nm → red; mixture of both → green. In the 283 nm band observed by UVI, there is an absorption band of sulfur dioxide (SO2). Also, there is an absorption band of an unidentified chemical substance in the 365 nm band. For example, it can be said that the amount of SO2 is relatively low in the bluish areas in this image. A lying V-shaped pattern can be seen in a UV image of Venus like this. © PLANET-C Project Team

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Data Descriptions

Date/Time 2018-03-18 18:01:10, 18:04:45 (UTC)
Inst./Filter UVI, 283 nm, 365 nm
Exposure time 0.5 sec, 0.046 sec
Altitude 65,471 km, 64,975 km
Archives (DARTS) The data are not released to the public yet.

Position of spacecraft

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

AKATSUKI
Venus
Sun
Earth
Venus