Venus - Magellan

Perspective view of Sif Mons, Venus

Computer generated 3-D view of Sif Mons volcano, Venus. This image was generated by superimposing Magellan images on Venus topography and adding color based on Venera 13 and 14 Lander images. The view is looking south from 360 km north of Sif Mons at an elevation of 7.5 km. Sif Mons is 2 km high and 300 km in diameter. This image has a vertical exaggeration of 23x. (Magellan press release P-38722)
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High resolution tiff file (3.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1991-10-21
Distance/Range (km): 360
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +22.00/352.30E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Volcano
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): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-38722
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01L
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