Venus - Magellan

False color global view of Venus at 0E longitude

Venus
False color global view of Venus created from Magellan radar imaging. The coloring was based on Venera 13 and 14 Lander images, and the Magellan radar images from cycle 1 mapped on to a computer simulated globe, centered at 0 degrees E longitude, 0 latitude. Gaps in the data were filled in with Pioneer Venus Orbiter data. Venus is about 12,100 km in diameter. (Magellan press release P-39570)
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High resolution tiff file (2.3 Mb)


Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1992-03-16
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +00N/000E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global view
Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 240 x 240, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 x 2.5
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-39570
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01L
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 26 March 2003, DRW.