Epimetheus - Voyager 2

Saturn's moon Epimetheus from 365,000 km

Epimetheus
Detail of Voyager 2 image showing Epimetheus, a satellite of Saturn, taken from a distance of 365,000 km on August 1981 about 8 hours before the spacecraft's closest approach to Saturn. The moon is about 55 km across and orbits Saturn with a period of approximately 16 hours, 40 minutes, with same side always facing Saturn. (Voyager 2, FDS 43995.54)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-25 T 19:37:33
Distance/Range (km): 365,170.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 38.,185.
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): 44.72
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43995.54
Other Image ID number: Picno 1217S2-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076-01W
Other ID:

Updated 05 May 2003, DRW.