Gaspra - Galileo

Two color composite images of asteroid 951 Gaspra

Two color composite images of asteroid 951 Gaspra taken by the Galileo spacecraft. The image on the left shows Gaspra in approximately true color. On the right the colors have been exaggerated to reveal differences in possible surface composition. The visible part of Gaspra in these is roughly 16 x 12 km. The pictures were created from images taken through the violet, green and infrared filters from a distance of 16,000 km. North is at 10:30. (Galileo, P-39508Ac)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1991-10-29
Distance/Range (km): 16000.
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: violet, green, infrared
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_0007
NASA Image ID number: P-39508Ac
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084-10B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.