Mercury - Mariner 10

Computer photomosaic of the Bach area of Mercury

Mariner 10 photomosaic of the Bach area of Mercury. This mosaic was made up of images taken during the second flyby. The lower central point in this mosaic is the south pole of Mercury, northward is radial from this point. The double crater at the top center is the 225 km diameter Bach crater, and at the lower center, adjacent to the south pole, is the 150 km Chao Meng-Fu crater. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 15-A)
Larger image: 365K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

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

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
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-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


[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