The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 2

Oblique view of the interior of Copernicus crater on the Moon

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 2 oblique northward view of the interior of the 100 km diameter Copernicus crater on the Moon. The central peaks are in the middle of the image, rising about 400 m above the crater floor, and stretching for about 15 km. The northern wall of the crater is in the background. This is the top frame of a set of 3 adjoining high resolution frames, which are available in image lo2_h162_123. (Lunar Orbiter 2, frame 162-H3)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0 Mb)


Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-11-24 T 00:05:43
Distance/Range (km): 130
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +05.48/340.00
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, central peak
Instrument: High-resolution Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 20.4 x 5.16 
Filter: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 65.35
Phase Angle (deg): 80.91
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 73.90

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L02-162-H3
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-073Z-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 19 March 2003, DRW.