The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 3

Northwestern rim of Tsiolkovsky crater on the moon.

The Moon
High-resolution Lunar Orbiter 3 view of the northwestern rim of Tsiolkovsky crater on the moon. The rim crest is in the lower right corner. The diagonal banding is probably the result of a giant lunar avalanche down the rim slope. A larger view of Tsiolkovsky crater is given in LO3-M121. The image is about 50 km across and north is up. (Lunar Orbiter 3, frame 121-H1)
Larger image:

High resolution tiff file (1.0 Mb)


Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-02-19 T 19:22
Distance/Range (km): 1500
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -24.00/126.40
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
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): 70.43
Phase Angle (deg): 70.19
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 23.98

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L03-121-H1
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.