The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 5

Sinuous rilles in the Marius Hills region on the Moon

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 5 image of the plateau west-northwest of Marius crater on the Moon. Note the two sinuous rilles which cut across a ridge at the center of the image. Also visible are volcanic domes and cones. The round "cobra-head" feature at the center left is roughly 2.5 km in diameter. The image is 80 km across and north is at 2:30. (Lunar Orbiter 5, frame M-215)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-08-18 T 21:40
Distance/Range (km): 114.1
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +14.21,304.01 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rille, crater, dome
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): 75.42
Phase Angle (deg): 65.32
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 10.33

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L05-M215
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.