Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter, Ganymede, and Callisto at 47 million km

Jupiter
This image of Jupiter, Ganymede and Callisto was taken while Voyager 1 was a little over a month away (closest approach was on March 5). Ganymede is at right center and Europa is at the top right. Ganymede is larger than Mercury and looks to be composed of a mixture of rock and water ice. Europa, slightly smaller than the Moon, exhibits a very bright surface. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and north is at 11:30. (Voyager 1, P-20938)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-01-17
Distance/Range (km): 47,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
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): .424 x .424
Filter: 3 filters
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 10.
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: P-20938
Other Image ID number: 79-HC-26, 79-H-23
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 03 March 2003, DRW.