Ophelia is the second moon in order of distance from Uranus.
It is named after the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's play Hamlet
and is also known as Uranus VII. Ophelia acts as the outer shepherd
moon for Uranus's epsilon ring (see Uranus,
rings). It was discovered on January 20, 1986 by the Voyager scientist
Richard J. Terrile from images sent back by Voyager 2 and was given the
temporary designation S/1986 U8.
||1986, by Voyager 2
|orbit semi-major axis
||53,790 km (33,430 miles)
||54 × 38 km (34 × 24 miles)
||0.376 days (9 hr 1 min.)