Venus - Galileo

Four images of Venus from 1.6 million km

Four Galileo images of Venus taken on 13 February 1990 from about 1.6 million km. The two images at right show Venus in violet light and the two at left are spatially filtered near-infrared images taken at the same time as the corresponding violet image. The violet images show the clouds near the top of the cloud deck, at 60 km altitude, where they are moving west at about 100 m/s (230 miles/hr). The near-IR images look deeper into the clouds to the lower part of the cloud deck, at 50 km altitude, where the motion is westward at about 67 m/s (150 miles/hr). Venus is 12,100 km in diameter and north is up. (Galileo, P-37217)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-02-13
Distance/Range (km): 1600000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: violet, near-IR
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_0002 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: P-37217
Other Image ID number: GLL-V5 SSI
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C (raw images)
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.