Voyager 2 image of Oberon taken in January 1986. Image Credit: NASA/JPL via https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/uranus-moons/oberon/in-depth/ (Click image to enlarge)

Oberon is the second-largest moon of the planet Uranus, with a mean radius of 761.4 km (miles) – about 0.44 times the size of our own Moon.

Oberon was discovered (along with Titania) in 1787 by William Herschel and was visited by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986.

Oberon is named after the king of the fairies in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

Astronomy, Cosmology, Space and Astrophysics