The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 4

The Davy crater chain on the Moon

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 4 image of the Davy crater chain on the Moon. The chain stretches from Davy Y at left to the large, bright Davy G (diameter 15 km). Note the even spacing of the craters. The chain may be the result of secondary impacts, volcanic activity, or an impactor which broke apart shortly before impact, similar to Comet Shoemaker/Levy 9 on Jupiter. North is up. (Lunar Orbiter 4, frame 108-H2)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-05-18 T 17:16:51
Distance/Range (km): 2719
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -14.26/357.64
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, crater chain
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): 68.87
Phase Angle (deg): 70.18
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 1.32

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L04-108-H2
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 20 March 2003, DRW.