Ganymede - Voyager 2

Memphis Facula in Galileo Regio on Ganymede

Voyager 2 image of the Galileo Regio area on Ganymede taken from 126,000 km. The large bright circle at lower right is the 344 km diameter Memphis Facula. Above and right of it is Nidaba crater, 188 km across. Running vertically through the left center of the image is Lakhmu Fossa, a linear rift which runs over 2800 km. This is one of the images of "Ganymede City," mentioned in Arthur C. Clarke's "3001". The image is about 950 km across and north is up. (Voyager 2, FDS 20637.02)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-09 T 04:31:57
Distance/Range (km): 125,898.1
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +21.63, 131.94 W
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, rift, facula, fossa
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bits
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: clear (0)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 71.21
Phase Angle (deg): 38.00
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 48.64

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0025
NASA Image ID number: FDS 20637.02
Other Image ID number: 0455J2-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01V
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