Triton - Voyager 2

Boundary between cantaloupe and smooth terrain on Neptune's moon Triton

Voyager 2 clear filter image of Neptune's largest satellite Triton showing part of the boundary between the mottled "cantaloupe" terrain and the smooth plains at upper right. The cantaloupe terrain covers much of the area around the south pole and is bounded to the north by the plains. This image, taken from a distance of 40,000 km, is roughly 320 km across and north is up. (Voyager 2, 11396.25)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1989-08-25 T 08:50:21
Distance/Range (km): 40,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: plains, cantaloupe terrain
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: clear (0)
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: VG_0011
NASA Image ID number: FDS 11396.25
Other Image ID number: 0361N2+000
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01T
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01f
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