Earth's Moon - Apollo 17
Oblique view across Mare Imbrium of Copernicus crater on the Moon
Southward looking oblique view of Mare Imbrium and
Copernicus crater on the Moon. Copernicus crater
is seen almost edge-on near the horizon at the center.
The crater is 107 km in diameter and is centered
at 9.7 N, 20.1 W. In the foreground is Mare Imbrium,
peppered with secondary crater chains and elongated
craters due to the Copernicus impact. The large
crater near the center of the image is the 20 km
diameter Pytheas, at 20.5 N, 20.6 W. At the upper
edge of the Mare Imbrium are the Montes Carpatus.
The distance from the lower edge of the frame to
the center of Copernicus is about 400 km. This
picture was taken by the metric camera on Apollo 17.
(Apollo 17, AS-2444)
High resolution tiff file (1.0 Mb)
Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-12
Distance/Range (km): 160.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +20.,338. E
Area or Feature Type: crater, mare, crater chains
Instrument: Metric Mapping camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 3400
Instrument Field of View (deg): 76.2 mm Focal Length
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 77.
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 40.
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS17-2444
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-096A-03A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A
Updated 29 January 2003, DRW.