Ariel - Voyager 2

Uranus' moon Ariel from 130,000 km

Voyager 2 image of Uranus' satellite Ariel taken through the clear filter from a distance of 130,000 km. Ariel's surface displays heavily cratered areas, complex rifts, and smooth plains, indicating a complicated tectonic history. This image has a resolution of 2.4 km and shows the southern portion of the 1,160 km diameter satellite. At the lower left is the 71 km diameter crater, Domovoy, centered at 72 S, 340 E. North is at 1:00. (Voyager 2, FDS 2684535, P-29511 B/W)
Larger image: 178K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1986-01-24 T 16:09:34
Distance/Range (km): 127,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, rifts, plains
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): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0003
NASA Image ID number: FDS 2684535
Other Image ID number: P-29511 B/W, 1663U2-001, U-2-30
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01P
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01X
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