Janus - Voyager 1

Saturnian Satellite Janus from 524,000 km

Janus
Detail of Voyager 1 image of Saturn's satellite Janus taken 12 November 1980, just over 6 hours before the spacecraft's closest approach to Saturn. Janus is a co-orbital satellite with Epimetheus. Both orbit Saturn with a period of 16 hours, 40 minutes at a distance of 151,000 km. Janus is about 200 x 190 x 150 km in size. It is approximately 175 km across in this image and north is at about 10:30. (Voyager 1, FDS 34936.11)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-11-12 T 17:30:09
Distance/Range (km): 523,658.7
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -11.,295.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global View
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg):
Filter: clear
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: VG_0004
NASA Image ID number: FDS 34936.11
Other Image ID number: Picno 1335S1-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01Q
Other ID: N/A

Updated 23 May 2003, DRW.