Mercury - Mariner 10

Amru Al-Qays crater, Mercury

Mariner 10 image of Amru Al-Qays crater, Mercury. This image was taken during the first Mercury flyby. The 50 km Amru Al-Qays crater is the largest crater in the image, to the upper left, centered at 13 N, 176 W. Note the prominent scarp at the lower left. North is up. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 8-12)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-03-30
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +12./174.
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. 8-12, 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