Hyperion - Voyager 2

Saturn's satellite Hyperion from 577,000 km

Hyperion
Detail of Voyager 2 image taken on 24 August 1981 showing Saturn's satellite Hyperion . Hyperion is irregularly shaped, about 370 x 280 x 226 km. The sunlit portion in this image is about 350 km from top to bottom. Hyperion orbits Saturn beyond the orbit of Titan, with a semi-major axis of almost 1.5 million km. North is at about 1:00. (Voyager 2, FDS 43963.55)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-24 T 18:02:21.5
Distance/Range (km): 577167.3
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -07.,339.
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: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 45.11
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43963.55
Other Image ID number: Picno 1098S2-002
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01W
Other ID:

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.