Triton - Voyager 2

Color image of the southern hemisphere of Neptune's moon, Triton

Voyager 2 image showing the southern hemisphere of Triton. At 2,700 km diameter, Triton is Neptune's largest satellite. This image was made using about a dozen Voyager 2 frames. The large, pinkish colored south polar cap is at the bottom of the image. North of the cap the surface is generally darker and redder in color. This area exhibits a plethora of unusual morphologic features, including the long lineations at the center of the frame. (Voyager 2, P-34764)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-25
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, polar caps
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-34764
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015