Ganymede - Voyager 2

Color image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede from 6 million km

Ganymede
Voyager 2 image of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede. This image was taken on 2 July 1979, from 6 million km, 6 days before Voyager 2's closest approach to the satellite. The light bluish regions near the north and south poles are visible in this image, possibly a result of water ice or frost. Ganymede is 5,300 km in diameter. (Voyager 2, P-21749)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-02
Distance/Range (km): 6,000,000
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-21749
Other Image ID number: 79-HC-275, 79-H-381
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.