Ganymede - Voyager 2

Jupiter's moon Ganymede from 1,230,000 km

Ganymede
Voyager 2 image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede from 1,230,000 km. The dark circular area at upper right is Galileo Regio, about 3,200 km is diameter. This feature is centered at 36 N, 138 W and may be covered with frost in the upper rightmost section. The bright band to the left of Galileo Regio is Uruk Sulcus. At almost 5,300 km diameter, larger than Mercury, Ganymede is the largest satellite in the solar system. North is at about 1:00. (Voyager 2, FDS 20608.11)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-08 T 05:27:09
Distance/Range (km): 1,230,081.3
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +10.,135.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, regio
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 36.78
Phase Angle (deg): 16.14
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 21.12

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0024
NASA Image ID number: FDS 20608.11
Other Image ID number: Picno 0524J2-002
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01V
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.