Hyperion - Voyager 2

Three views of Saturn's moon Hyperion

Three images of Saturn's satellite, Hyperion, taken as Voyager 2 flew by. The first image was taken from 1.2 million km, the second from 700,000 km, and the third from 500,000 km. Hyperion is a hamburger shaped body, about 370 x 280 x 226 km. The surface is covered with impact craters. Note the changing aspect of Hyperion in the different views shown here. (Voyager 2, P-23932)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-24
Distance/Range (km): 500,000
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-23932
Other Image ID number: S-2-30
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01A
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