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Jupiter/Saturn Imaging Data


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1979-04-24 to 1981-08-30


This collection consists of the Experiment Data Records (EDRs) for the approximately 29,000 images obtained by the Voyager 2 TV experiment, stored on magnetic tape. The EDRs consist of unprocessed (raw) instrument data in VICAR format. Each image file consists of 33 blocks, containing 32.000 bytes per block. Each block is composed of 25 logical records of 1280 bytes each. The first three logical records of the first block contain a label. The label is followed by 800 logical records (one per image line) containing pixel and engineering data.

Details of the data set are provided by Martin et al., "Planetary Image Conversion Task: Final Report," JPL Publication 85-50, 1985, which is available at NSSDC. This publication includes the only catalog currently available for the data set. The catalog lists images by FDS count, a spacecraft event time, against tape/file position. For this reason, it is necessary to be able to identify the FDS counts of interest before placing an order.

Alternate Names

  • Jupiter and Saturn Imaging EDRs on Magnetic Tape


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 77-076A-01L

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



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