Mercury - Mariner 10

Computer photomosaic of the Beethoven quadrangle of Mercury

Mariner 10 photomosaic of the Beethoven quadrangle of Mercury. This mosaic was made up of images taken during the outgoing leg of the first flyby. A number of bright ray craters dominate this region. The double crater, Vivaldi, 210 km in diameter, is visible in the upper right corner. Mercury's equator runs through the center of this image. North is up. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 7-A)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-03-30
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, quadrangle, ray
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. 7-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

Updated 24 March 2003, DRW.