Earth's Moon - Ranger 9

Floor of Alphonsus crater from 7.5 km

Earth's Moon
Last image taken by the Ranger 9 wide-angle A-camera about 3 seconds before impact. The image shows the floor of Alphonsus crater from a distance of 7.5 km. The frame is about 3.3 km across, the resolution is about 6 meters. North is at 12:30. (Ranger 9, A070)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-03-24 T 14:08:17
Distance/Range (km): 7.58
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -12.85, 002.41 W
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: Vidicon Camera A
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1150 x 1150
Instrument Field of View (deg): 25.
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 79.6
Phase Angle (deg): 62.5
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 18.3

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 9 A070
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-023A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID:

Updated 23 April 2003, DRW.