Titan - Voyager 2

Saturn's satellite Titan from 4.5 million km

Voyager 2 image of the Saturnian satellite Titan from 4.5 million km. The bright southern hemisphere and dark north polar region can be seen, along with visible cloud bands parallel to the equator. Titan is 5,150 km in diameter and the resolution of the image is about 85 km. The moon appears to be totally shrouded by the thick atmosphere. This image was produced by combining violet, blue, and green filter images. North is up. (Voyager 2, p-23929)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-22
Distance/Range (km): 4,500,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: violet, blue, green
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-23929
Other Image ID number: S-2-27
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-076A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
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