Venus - Venera 9 Lander

The surface of Venus from the Venera 9 Lander

Venus
Venera 9 Lander image of the surface of Venus at about 32 S, 291 E. The Lander touched down at 5:13 UT with the sun near zenith on 22 October 1975 and operated for 53 minutes, allowing return of this single image. The white object at the bottom of the image is part of the lander. The distortion is caused by the Venera imaging system. Angular and partly weathered rocks, about 30 to 40 cm across, dominate the landscape, many partly buried in soil. The horizon is visible in the upper left and right corners. (Venera 9 Lander, surface image)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1975-10-22 T 05:13
Distance/Range (km): 0.002
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +32.,291. E
Orbit(s): lander

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface, lander
Instrument: Television Camera (Panoramic Telephotometer)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 128 x 512, 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 170. (horizontal)
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Venera 9 lander image
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-050D-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 13 May 2003, DRW.