Enceladus - Voyager 2

Saturn's Satellite, Enceladus, from 112,000 km

Voyager 2 image of Saturn's satellite, Enceladus, taken from a distance of 112,000 km. This 500 km diameter moon appears to be one of the more active bodies in the solar system, with heavily cratered areas, large sub-parallel grooves, and smooth plains exposed on its surface. The heavily cratered north polar region is at upper left. The resolution of this image is about 1 km/pixel. (Voyager 2, FDS 44004.28)
Larger image: 355K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-26 T 02:28:45
Distance/Range (km): 111,827
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +38./340.
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): 39.22
Phase Angle (deg): 41.15
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 31.37

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 44004.28
Other Image ID number: Picno 1731S2-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01I
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-001W
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander, jay.s.friedlander@nasa.gov, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov

Last updated: 24 September 2015