Mercury - Mariner 10

Computer photomosaic of the Discovery quadrangle of Mercury

Mariner 10 photomosaic of the Discovery quadrangle of Mercury. This mosaic was made from images taken during the first and second flybys. The large flat-floored crater just above and to the left of the image center is Schubert, with a diameter of 160 km. Above and to the left of that is the double crater Chekhov. A number of scarps can be seen trending SW to NE (North is up), just below and to the right of the center. The largest of these is the Discovery scarp, or Discovery Rupes. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 11-A)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -45.,050.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, quadrangle
Instrument: GEC 1-inch vidicon tube (TV) camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 700 x 832, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.38 x 0.47
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Fig. 11-A, Atlas of Mercury
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 73-085A-01S
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 24 March 2003, DRW.