Mercury - Mariner 10

Stereo pair of Boccacio crater, Mercury

Mariner 10 stereo pair of Boccacio Crater, Mercury. The right image of this pair was taken during the first flyby, and the left during the second. The crater is 135 km in diameter. Note the central peak. The crater at the lower left is the 60 km diameter Sadi. North is at about 11:00. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 15-11)
Larger image: 446K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-09-21 (L)
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -78.,040.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, stereo
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. 15-11, Atlas of Mercury
Other Image ID number: FDS 166627 (L)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 73-085A-01S
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015