Hyperion - Voyager 2

Saturn's moon Hyperion from 477,000 km

Hyperion
Detail of Voyager 2 image showing Saturn's satellite Hyperion taken on 25 August 1981, one day before the spacecraft's closest approach to Saturn. Hyperion is an irregularly shaped body, about 370 x 280 x 226 km. It was discovered by American, astronomer G.P Bond, and a British astronomer, William Lassell, on the same night in 1848, the first discovery of a solar system body by an American. Hyperion is about 330 km across in this image, and North is at 1:00. (Voyager 2, FDS 43974.55)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-25 T 02:50:21
Distance/Range (km): 477,003.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +29.,325.
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): 82.08
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43974.55
Other Image ID number: Picno 1758S2-002
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076-01W
Other ID:

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.