Venus - Magellan

False color global north polar view of Venus

A false color global view of Venus northern hemisphere. Centered at the north pole, this image was made by mapping Magellan radar imaging on to a computer simulated globe. The color is based on Venera 13 and 14 Lander images, and gaps in Magellan coverage were filled in with Pioneer Venus Orbiter data. 0 degrees E longitude is about 6:00, 90 E at 3:00. Maxwell Montes is the bright region below the center of the image, at about 65 N, 5 E. (Magellan press release P-39224)
Larger image: 146K

High resolution tiff file (3.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1991-10-29
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +90/000
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global view, Pole
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-39334
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015