Hyperion - Voyager 2

Saturn's satellite Hyperion from 693,000 km

Hyperion
Detail of Voyager 2 image showing Saturn's moon Hyperion. Note the splotchy light and dark markings on the surface. Hyperion was discovered in 1848 and is irregularly shaped, with dimensions of about 370 x 280 x 226 km. The satellite is about 320 km along its longest dimension in this image. North is at 12:30. (Voyager 2, FDS 43959.06)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-24 T 14:11:09
Distance/Range (km): 629,695.9
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -18.,341.
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): 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 36.27
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43959.06
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01W
Other ID: N/A

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.