Venus - Magellan

False color global view of Venus at 0E longitude

False color global view of Venus created from Magellan radar imaging. The coloring was based on Venera 13 and 14 Lander images, and the Magellan radar images from cycle 1 mapped on to a computer simulated globe, centered at 0 degrees E longitude, 0 latitude. Gaps in the data were filled in with Pioneer Venus Orbiter data. Venus is about 12,100 km in diameter. (Magellan press release P-39570)
Larger image: 135K

High resolution tiff file (2.2M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1992-03-16
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +00N/000E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global view
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-39570
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