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Venus Ground-Based image Active Archive

The Venus ground-based image Active Archive (VAA) allows you to upload and retrieve ground-based Venus observations obtained in infrared, visual or ultraviolet light. The aim of this archive is to complement the ongoing Venus Express (VEX) spacecraft observations of Venus with worldwide ground-based images to allow for continuous monitoring of the planet.


Photo (c) Koen van Gorp

Join the study of Venus!

Observations of Venus are commonly found on the internet. Unfortunately, they are often not suited for scientific use because they are compressed (JPG), have text in them, are composed of multiple observations, lack information... Therefore ESA/RSSD established this archive to collect images of Venus in such a way that they are useful for science - i.e. uncompressed, either in FITS or TIFF format, with a set of predefined keywords to ensure that all the information is really there. We now invite you to use this archive to share your observations with the scientific community. When used, your work will be mentioned and properly credited in the related scientific publications!

Recent submissions

6 July 2013
Image #474 - Ultraviolet
Pieter G. Welters
Netherlands
Added: 10 July 2013
Status: accepted
28 March 2012
Image #473 - Infrared
Giuseppe Monachino
Belgium
Added: 2 April 2012
Status: accepted
28 March 2012
Image #472 - Ultraviolet
Giuseppe Monachino
Belgium
Added: 2 April 2012
Status: accepted
28 March 2012
Image #471 - Ultraviolet
Pieter G. Welters
Netherlands
Added: 29 March 2012
Status: accepted
25 March 2012
Image #470 - Ultraviolet
Pieter G. Welters
Netherlands
Added: 25 March 2012
Status: accepted
23 March 2012
Image #469 - Ultraviolet
Pieter G. Welters
Netherlands
Added: 23 March 2012
Status: accepted
22 March 2012
Image #468 - Ultraviolet
Giuseppe Monachino
Belgium
Added: 23 March 2012
Status: accepted
21 March 2012
Image #467 - Ultraviolet
Pieter G. Welters
Netherlands
Added: 22 March 2012
Status: accepted

Most active observers

1.  Ralf GerstheimerGermany116 images
2.  Gabriele and Joerg AckermannGermany60 images
3.  willem kivitsNetherlands27 images
4.  Bernd GaehrkenGermany22 images
5.  Torsten HansenGermany22 images
6.  Arnaud van KranenburgThe Netherlands21 images
7.  Pieter G. WeltersNetherlands12 images
8.  Mario WeigandGermany11 images
9.  Silvia KowollikGermany9 images
10.  Gert Jan SchefferNetherlands9 images
Contact: vaa@rssd.esa.int
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This page was first created on 19 September, 2007 and was last updated on 2 January, 2008.
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