Venus - Magellan

Magellan image of Venera 10 landing area on Venus

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Magellan radar image of the Venera 10 landing site on Venus. The exact coordinates of the Venera 10 lander site are not known, but the estimate is centered at 15.42N,291.51E, near the southeastern edge of Beta Regio which is also the center of this image. The Venera lander panorama shows Venera 10 landed on a plain (the dark region) and not the brighter tessera. This image is about 600 km across and north is up. (Magellan C1-MIDR 15N283;1,framelet 32)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 394.02
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +14.97/283.08
Orbit(s): 1882-1978

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Plains, Tessern
Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 240 x 240, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 x 2.5
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 44.3-45.7
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 44.3-45.7

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0043
NASA Image ID number: C1-15N283;1
Other Image ID number: P-43847
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01O
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01C
Other ID: N/A

Updated 26 March 2003, DRW.