Earth's Moon - Apollo 16

The Davy Crater chain on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 16 metric camera image of the Davy crater chain at lower right center. The chain extends about 50 km across the floor of the crater Davy Y, which is centered at about 11 S, 7 W. Below and left of Davy Y is Davy crater, 34 km in diameter and centered at 11.8 S, 8.1 W. The crater chain has been hypothesized to be volcanic, secondary impact craters, or craters due to multiple impacts from a Shoemaker-Levy 9 type object. North is up. (Apollo 16, AS16-1973)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04
Distance/Range (km): 116.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -09.,353.E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, crater chain
Instrument: Metric Mapping Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 3400
Instrument Field of View (deg): 76.2 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 75.
Phase Angle (deg): 75.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 0.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS16-1973
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-031A-03A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[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