Venus - Galileo

Four enhanced color images of Venus from 2.3 to 3.3 million km

Four enhanced color views of Venus taken by the Galileo spacecraft at distances ranging from 2.3 to 3.3 million km. The top two images were taken 4 and 5 days after closest approach, and the bottom two 6 days after closest approach, 2 hours apart. False color and high-pass filters are used to bring out details of the cloud features, including the near-equatorial winds and the polar hoods. Venus is 12,100 km in diameter and north is up. (Galileo, P-37215)
Larger image: 222K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-02-14 to 1990-02-16
Distance/Range (km): 2300000 to 3300000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
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: GO_0002 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: P-37215
Other Image ID number: GLL-V4 SSI
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10B
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: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015