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Venus Cloud Photopolarimeter Imagery


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

Time span: 1978-12-05 to 1980-12-28


This data set consists of black and white, full-disk images of Venus obtained from the OCPP experiment (recorded in the near UV) during the mission. A draft version of the experiment documentation accompanies the data. The maps are of low resolution at four wavelengths: 270, 365, 550, and 935 nm. The OCPP images were geometrically rectified by bi-linear interpolation of the raw intensity data. There are 2000 x 2500 resolution elements in the negatives, and the full disk diameter is 1600 elements. The frame number is a four-digit number, consecutive (in time order), and is found at the bottom of the image, preceded by the word Venus. Also at the bottom, on the same line, are the year, day of year, and time (hour and minute) in UT corresponding to the observation of disk center. These data are available as photographic prints, transparencies, and slides.


  • NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres


  • 78-051A-06C

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Larry D. TravisGeneral ContactNASA Goddard Institute for Space
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