Dactyl - Galileo

Raw image of Dactyl, moon of asteroid 243 Ida

Galileo image of Dactyl, the small moon orbiting asteroid 243 Ida. It is not known whether Dactyl was a piece of Ida kicked into orbit by a collision or an unrelated object captured into orbit. This clear-filter image was taken from 4000 km 4 minutes before closest approach, which took place on 28 August 1993 at 16:52 UT (12:52 EDT). This frame is roughly 4.5 km from top to bottom, and Dactyl measures about 1.2 x 1.4 x 1.6 km. (Galileo, 02025622.78)
Larger image: 53K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1993-08-28 T 16:47:50
Distance/Range (km): 3940
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
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: 02025622.78
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): p-44297
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
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: Dr. David R. Williams, David.R.Williams@nasa.gov

Last updated: 24 September 2015