Ida - Galileo

Asteroid 243 Ida from about 5,600 km

Galileo image of asteroid 243 Ida taken 7 minutes before closest approach. A number of large craters are accentuated by the terminator. The visible portion of Ida is about 25 km from top to bottom. The image was taken through the clear filter from a distance of roughly 5600 km. (Galileo, 02025620.00)
Larger image: 113K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1993-08-28 T 16:44:58
Distance/Range (km): 5600.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, terminator
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: clear (0)
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: GO_0016
NASA Image ID number: 02025620.00
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015