The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 5

Elongated craters in northern Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon.

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 5 view of a chain of elongated craters and low mounds in northern Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon. The chain continues to the south (down) of this image as a mare ridge. The chain may have been formed by upwelling of material along a line of weakness resulting in extension to form mounds and collapse to from the elongated craters. The crater at the upper left is about 7 km in diameter. (Lunar Orbiter 5, frame M-183)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-08-17 T 23:29:55
Distance/Range (km): 170
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +35.43/318.55
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, crater chain
Instrument: Medium-resolution Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 44.2 x 37.9
Filter: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 74.59
Phase Angle (deg): 68.98
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 6.30

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L05-M183
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.