Callisto - Voyager 2

Color image of Jupiter's satellite, Callisto, from 2.3 million km

Callisto
Voyager 2 image of Jupiter's moon Calisto. This image was taken from over 2 million km away as the spacecraft approached Jupiter. The bright spots peppering the surface are meteorite impact craters which have excavated through the dark surface and exposed the lighter material below. Callisto is 4,800 km in diameter. (Voyager 2, P-21740)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-07
Distance/Range (km): 2,318,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
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): .424 x .424
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-21740
Other Image ID number: 79-HC-269, 79-H-373
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.