Amalthea - Voyager 1

Jupiter's moon Amalthea from 425,000 km

Voyager 1 image taken on 5 March 1979 of Jupiter's largest non-Galilean satellite, Amalthea. Amalthea is irregularly shaped, about 260 x 150 x 135 km in size. The satellite is about 170 km across in this image. Amalthea was discovered in 1892 by Edward Barnard. It orbits Jupiter with a period of 12 hours. North is up in this image and Jupiter is to the left. (Voyager 1, FDS 16381.31, P-21223 BW)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-05 T 05:46:09
Distance/Range (km): 425,010.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -4.,195.
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 16381.31
Other Image ID number: Picno 1328J1-001, P-21223 BW
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084A-01C
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