Ganymede - Voyager 1

Jupiter's moon Ganymede from 3.4 million kilometers

Voyager 1 view of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, from a distance of about 3.4 million kilometers (2.1 million miles). This color image is composed of images taken through three different filters. Note the intricate light and dark markings on the surface, which hint at a complex history. (Voyager 1, P-21186)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-02
Distance/Range (km): 3,400,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 00.,260.
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): 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-21186
Other Image ID number: 79-H-102
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