Ida - Galileo

close-up of the surface of asteroid 243 Ida

Galileo clear filter image of asteroid 243 Ida. This is one of the highest resolution images taken, from 3765 km less than 4 minutes before closest approach. Features smaller than 100 meters in size can be seen. Note the large number of craters of all sizes. The frame is about 30 km from top to bottom. (Galileo, 02025623.13)
Larger image: 244K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1993-08-28 T 16:48:07
Distance/Range (km): 3765.3
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -13.196,178.919
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: craters
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): 102.260
Phase Angle (deg): 48.616
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 57.554

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: GO_0016
NASA Image ID number: 02025623.13
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015