Venus - Magellan

The tick volcano, northeast of Alpha Regio, Venus

Magellan radar image of the type volcanic feature known as a "tick",northeast of Alpha Regio, Venus. These features are characterized by a caldera within a smooth depression surrounded by a raised rim with radial spurs. The rim in this case has a diameter of about 30 km. North is up. (Portion of Magellan F-MIDR 20S003;1,framelets FF-07,08,15 and 16)
Larger image: 446K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 721.3
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -20.04/003.05
Orbit(s): 498-533

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Volcano, Tick
Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 240 x 240, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 x 2.5
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 39.2-37.2
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 39.2-37.2

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0006
NASA Image ID number: F-205S003;1
Other Image ID number: P-37789
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01F
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