Earth's Moon - Ranger 7

Lubiniezky and Bullialdus craters from 1170 km

Earth's Moon
Ranger 7 image of Mare Nubium taken 8.5 minutes before impact from 1170 km. 60 km diameter Bullialdus crater is at bottom center and 43 km Lubiniezky is just above it to the left. The small crater below and right of the central reticle is Darney. The Fra Mauro region is in the upper right corner and Montes Riphaeus are the white arc near the top center of the image. The impact point is midway between the reticle right of the center and the one above it. North is up. (Ranger 7, A100)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1964-07-31 T 13:17:19
Distance/Range (km): 1167.42
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -12.58, 024.77 W
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, mare
Instrument: Vidicon Camera A
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1150 x 1150
Instrument Field of View (deg): 25.
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 23.4

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 7
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 64-041A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 23 April 2003, DRW.