Iapetus - Voyager 2

North polar view of Saturn's moon, Iapetus, from 1.1 million km

Iapetus
Voyager 2 global view of Saturn's satellite Iapetus. This view shows Iapetus from about 1.1 million km above the north pole. The pole is just below the middle of the image, about one-third of the way across the disk from the right side. The 15 degree/195 degree lines of longitude run nearly horizontally from this point. The dark area to the left is the western part of Cassini Regio, a dark albedo feature covering most of the leading hemisphere of the satellite. Iapetus is about 1450 km in diameter and the image has a resolution of 10 km/pixel. (Voyager 2, FDS 43894.20)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-22 T 10:22:21
Distance/Range (km): 1,099,661
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +55.,217
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, albedo pattern
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_0004
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43894.20
Other Image ID number: Picno 0523S2-004
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01H
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01W
Other ID: N/A

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.