Earth's Moon - Ranger 8

Four images of Davy crater chain and Ptolemaeus crater from 1300 km

Earth's Moon
These four images were the first taken by the Ranger 8 P-series cameras. The images are ordered (clockwise from upper left) P3, P4, P2, P1. The P3 and P4 cameras had 6.3 degree fields of view (~135 km across) and show 164 diameter Ptolemaeus crater to the right and the Davy crater chain, a white line running SWW to NEE at left middle in P3 and lower left in P4. The P1 and P2 cameras had 2.1 degree fields of view (45 km across). P1 shows a close-up of the crater Davy Y at the upper right. Image P2 shows the area just east of P1. North is up for all images (Ranger 8, P001)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-02-20 T 09:46:17
Distance/Range (km): 1289
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -10., 005. W
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater, crater chain
Instrument: Vidicon Camera P
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 300 x 300
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 (P1, P2) 6.3 (P3, P4)
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 58.3
Phase Angle (deg): 39.1
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 19.3

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 8 P001
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-010A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A
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Updated 23 April 2003, DRW.