Calypso - Voyager 2

Saturn's Small moon Calypso viewed from 197,000 km

Detail of Voyager 2 image of Calypso, one of Saturn's smallest satellites, from 197,000 km. Calypso is an elongated body about 30 x 16 x 16 km. The longest visible dimension in this image is about 25 km. Calypso co-orbits Saturn with the satellite Telesto at a distance of 295,000 km and a period of a little over 45 hours. North is at 12:30 in this image, the north pole is at the very top of this sunlit portion. (Voyager 2, FDS 43997.41)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1981-08-25 T 21:03:09
Distance/Range (km): 197,294
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +43., 252.
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): 36.39
Phase Angle (deg): 36.44
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 0.19

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0005
NASA Image ID number: FDS 43997.41
Other Image ID number: Picno 1324S2-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076-01W
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