Mars - Mars Global Surveyor
Elysium Rise volcanic region on Mars
This wide-angle image showing the Elysium Rise on Mars was produced
using the blue- and red-filter cameras and processing to give a
false-color view. At the center of the image is Elysium Mons,
rising about 12.5 km above the surrounding region, 16 km above the
average martian elevation. Elysium Mons is located at 25 N, 213 W.
To the north (up) is Hecates Tholus and to the southeast is Albor
Tholus. Elysium Mons shows many small craters, presumably of
volcanic origin, on its flanks in higher resolution images, but no
obvious lava flows, unlike most martian volcanoes. Clouds can be
seen trailing to the northeast of Hecates Tholus. The resolution
at the center of the image is 4.65 km/pixel.
(Mars Global Surveyor, MRPS89912)
High resolution tiff file (2.9 Mb)
Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1998-07-03 T 03:58:26
Distance/Range (km): 1395.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 24.85, 213.25 W.
Area or Feature Type: volcano, caldera
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 3456 line array, 8-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 140.
Filter: red, blue
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 74.
Phase Angle (deg): 77.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 7.
CD-ROM Volume: MGSC_0007 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: MRPS89912
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 96-062A-01A (raw images)
Other ID: MOC2-57a
Updated 23 May 2003, DRW.