Ganymede - Voyager 1

Jupiter's moon Ganymede from 6 million kilometers

Voyager 1 image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede taken from 6 million kilometers (3.7 million miles). Ganymede is Jupiter's largest satellite with a diameter of 5,200 km, slightly larger than Mercury. It is about 4 times brighter than the Earth's Moon. The brightest areas are more recent impact craters. North is up. (Voyager 1, P-21165)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-02-27
Distance/Range (km): 6,000,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 00.,120.
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: N/A
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: P-21165
Other Image ID number: 79-H-95
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015