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Pioneer 11 Images of Callisto

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Pioneer 11 was launched in April 1973 and flew through the Jovian system in December 1974. These are the best images of Callisto taken by Pioneer 11.


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Spacecraft: Pioneer 11
Date: December 2, 1974
Distance from Callisto: 489,000 miles(787,000 km)
Photo Number: C12

This image of Callisto only shows small color differences and small albedo variations, but a prominent light region is visible near the terminator. The image resolution is 391 km/pixel with a phase angle of 82 degrees. The image on the left is a color composite. The image on the right is the same image enhanced by computer processing.

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