Venus - Magellan

Sapas Mons volcano, Venus; 3-D color press release

3-dimensional color press release image of Sapas Mons volcano, Venus. This 1.5 km high volcano, located at 8.7N, 188.1E in the Atla Regio area is about 400 km across. Note the two dark area near the center of the volcano, which are flat-topped mesas comprising the double summit. This 10 times vertically exaggerated view was produced from Magellan radar data. The viewpoint is located 527 km northwest of Sapas Mons at an elevation of 4 km. The image is colored based on the Venera Lander images of the Venus surface. Maat Mons is located in the background on the horizon. Sapas Mons is also shown images P-38360, F-10N188;1, C1-15N180;1, C2-00N183;1 and C3-14N180;1. (Magellan press release P-40176)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1993-04-22
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +08.50/188.30E
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-40176
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