Dactyl - Galileo

Raw image of Dactyl, moon of asteroid 243 Ida

Dactyl
Galileo image of Dactyl, the small moon orbiting asteroid 243 Ida. It is not known whether Dactyl was a piece of Ida kicked into orbit by a collision or an unrelated object captured into orbit. This clear-filter image was taken from 4000 km 4 minutes before closest approach, which took place on 28 August 1993 at 16:52 UT (12:52 EDT). This frame is roughly 4.5 km from top to bottom, and Dactyl measures about 1.2 x 1.4 x 1.6 km. (Galileo, 02025622.78)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1993-08-28 T 16:47:50
Distance/Range (km): 3940
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: clear (0)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: GO_0016
NASA Image ID number: 02025622.78
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): p-44297
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
Other ID: N/A
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Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.