Venus - Venera 13 Lander

Venera 13 Lander black and white images of Venus' surface

Venus
Venera 13 Lander images of the surface of Venus. The lander touched down at 7.5 S, 303 E, east of Phoebe Regio, on 1 March, 1982. It survived on the surface for 2 hours, 7 minutes. These pictures were taken from its two opposite-facing cameras. The top image is a black and white frame of the color image vg261_262. The bottom frame shows the lander testing arm. The surface is made up of flat, platy rocks and soil. Parts of the lander and semi-circular lens covers can be seen in both images. (Venera 13 Lander, YG06847)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1982-03-01
Distance/Range (km): 0.002
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -07.5,303.0 E
Orbit(s): lander

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface, lander
Instrument: Television Camera (Panoramic Telephotometer)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 252 x 1000, 9 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: YG06847
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 81-106D-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 02 May 2003, DRW.