A map of Callisto

This map of Callisto was created from images obtained by the Voyager and Galileo spacecraft. Most of these had a resolution of 0.7-4 km/pixel. The main exception is that lower resolution images were used to colorize the map. The main reasons are that Callisto has not been globally imaged in color at high resolution and the weird color filter combination used for imaging at high resolution.

This map is of a different and newer "generation" than my maps of Ganymede and Europa as of this writing (March 2000). It is of considerably higher quality than the map of Europa and much higher quality than the map of Ganymede (actually my opinion of that map now is that it sucks ;-) ). The resolution is in general better and more uniform, the positional accuracy better and the color is real, not synthetic. There is more detailed information about this map and how it was created on another page.

Click the map below to get the full size map (1800x900 pixel 424 KB JPG). The map is in simple cylindrical projection with latitudes running with a uniform interval from -90 (bottom) to 90 (top) and longitude 0 at the left edge of the map. It should be rendered by projecting it onto a sphere of 2409 km radius or some equivalent unit.

A map of Callisto(small version)

A "mask" map is also available below. It indicates which areas in the above map contain mainly fictional/cloned data and which areas contain real data. The areas containing fictional/cloned data are gray; other areas are black. Click the map below to download the full-size mask.

A 'mask map' of Callisto

Modification history and updates
16.03.2000
: First version of the map, based on 78 images from Voyager 1, Voyager 2 and Galileo's G2, C3, G7 and G8 images.

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