Mercury - Mariner 10

Photomosaic of Caloris Basin, Mercury

Mariner 10 photomosaic of the Caloris Basin on Mercury. The Caloris Basin is the most prominent feature on Mercury, shown in this image bisected by the terminator. The basin was formaed by a massive collision early in Mercury's history. This mosaic ws produced with images from all 3 encounters. The image is 900 km across and north is up. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 21)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +30.,175.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: basin, 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): 75
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Fig. 21, 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