Mercury - Mariner 10

Orthographic photomosaic of the southern hemisphere of Mercury

Mariner 10 orthographic photomosaic of the southern hemisphere of Mercury. This mosaic is composed of images from the second encounter, covering the equator to the south pole. The dark crater at the very bottom center of the image is Chao Meng-Fu. This crater touches the south pole and is 150 km in diameter. Directly north (up) approximately 600 km from this crater is the 225 km double crater Bach. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 20)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-09-21
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -55.,100.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
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. 20, 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