Mimas - Voyager 1

Saturn's satellite Mimas and Herschel crater

Mimas
Voyager 1 image of Saturn's innermost major satellite Mimas from 550,000 km. The 100 km diameter crater Herschel dominates the image. The crater centered at 2.9 N, 109.5 W. is a quarter the diameter of Mimas itself. It is believed that the impact which formed this crater was almost large enough to destroy the satellite itself completely. North is at 11:30, the equator runs from 8:30 to 2:30. The resolution is approximately 5 km/pixel. (Voyager 1, FDS 34932.04)
Larger image:

High resolution tiff file (1.0 Mb)


Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 546,552
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -06./132.
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, global view
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: clear
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: VG_0004
NASA Image ID number: FDS 34932.04
Other Image ID number: Picno 1088S1-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01J
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01Q
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.