Mercury - Mariner 10

Stereo pair of Murasaki and Hiroshige craters, Mercury

Mariner 10 stereo images of Murasaki and Hiroshige craters, Mercury. the image on the left was taken during the second flyby, that on the right at the first. The 125 km diameter Murasaki is on the left, and 140 km Hiroshige on the right. Extending downward from Murasaki crater is Goldstone Vallis, and on the upper left rim is Kuiper crater. North is up. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 6-21)
Larger image: 240K

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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-09-21 (L), 1974-03-29 (R)
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -13.,028.
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. 6-21, 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: FDS 27304 (R)


[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