Earth - Gemini 6A

The Air mountain range in north-central Niger, Africa on Earth

Gemini 6 photograph of the Air mountain range in north-central Niger, Africa, on the Earth. This mountain range is in the Sahara desert. The dark circular areas are plateaus of resistant masses of granite, intruded as ring complexes. The curved feature cutting the plateau on the right is a gabbroic ring dike. A volcanic crater can be seen at the lower left. The image is approximately 130 km (80 miles) across. (Gemini 6A, S65-63158)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-12-16 T 10:52
Distance/Range (km): 283
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 14

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: mountain, desert
Instrument: Hasselblad 500-c, 70-mm camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 26.5 x 26.5
Filter: haze
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S65-63158
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-104A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: S65-64944 (b&w)

Updated 13 March 2003, DRW.