Hyperion - Voyager 2

Saturn's satellite Hyperion from 473,000 km

Detail of Voyager 2 image showing the Saturnian moon Hyperion. Hyperion is an irregularly shaped satellite, approximately 370 x 280 x 226 km in dimension. The moon is about 320 km across its longest extent in this image. Hyperion orbits Saturn at a distance of almost 1.5 million km and takes over 3 weeks to complete one orbit. North is at 1:00. (Voyager 2, FDS 43972.43)
Larger image: 37K

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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-25 T 01:04:45.5
Distance/Range (km): 472,987.9
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 21.,329.
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): 3.169 x 3.169 WA, NA 0.424 x 0.424
Filter: clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 73.55
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43972.43
Other Image ID number: Picno 1626S2-002
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01W
Other ID:


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander, jay.s.friedlander@nasa.gov, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov

Last updated: 24 September 2015