Amalthea - Voyager 1

Jupiter's Satellite Amalthea seen from 706,000 km

Voyager 1 image of Jupiter's satellite Amalthea. The elongated moon is about 260 km x 150 x 135 km, making it Jupiter's fifth largest after the four Galilean satellites. The bright area at the bottom of the image is the crater Gaea, located near Amalthea's south pole. The satellite is about 210 km across in this image and north is up. The image was taken on 5 March 1979 from a distance of 706,000 km. (Voyager 1 FDS 16377.32)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-05 T 02:34:57
Distance/Range (km): 705,851
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -2.,92.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global View
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 28.6
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0018
NASA Image ID number: FDS 16377.32
Other Image ID number: Picno 108J1-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-084A-01P
Other ID:


[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