Callisto - Voyager 1

Distant image of Jupiter's moon, Callisto

Voyager 1 image of Jupiter's moon, Callisto, taken from about 8 million km (5 million miles). Callisto is about 4800 km (3000 miles) in diameter, about the size of Mercury. The bright spots are impact craters. Callisto is composed of a mixture of rock and ice. The surface, while darker than the other Galilean satellites, is still brighter than Earth's Moon. (Voyager 1, P-21149)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-02-26 T 08:00
Distance/Range (km): 8,023,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
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): .424 x .424
Filter: violet
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: N/A
Other Image ID number: 79-HC-68
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-084-01c
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