Earth's Moon - Galileo

North polar region of the Moon from 121,000 km

Earth's Moon
Galileo violet-filter image of the north polar region of the Moon. The north pole is to the lower right of the frame. The large crater right of center is the 130 km diameter Pythagoras, centered at 64 N, 297 E. At upper left is Mare Imbrium. This image was taken from a distance of 121,000 km. (Galileo, P-41432)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1992-12-08
Distance/Range (km): 121,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +64.,310. E
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, pole, plains
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: violet
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: P-41432
Other Image ID number: GLL-EM14
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C (raw images)
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.