Pluto - Hubble Space Telescope

Map of Pluto's surface

Pluto
Surface map of Pluto constructed from four images taken by the ESA Faint Object Camera of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The images were taken in late June and early July as Pluto rotated through its 6.5 day period. The map shows a very coarse view of Pluto's surface, but reveals light and dark areas which may be indicative of differences in topography and/or surface materials and frosts. Pluto is 7,500 km in circumference. (HST, STScI-PR96-09b)
Larger image:

High resolution tiff file (1.0 Mb)


Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1994-06
Distance/Range (km): 3,000,000,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +00.,180.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: HST ESA Faint Object Camera (FOC)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 512 x 512, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.00194 x 0.00194
Filter: blue
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: N/A
NASA Image ID number: STScI-PR96-09B
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/.A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.