Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Craters Herschel and Ptolemaeus on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Herschel crater, 40 km in diameter, is at the center of this frame taken looking towards the southeast from Apollo 12 in orbit about the Moon. To the right is the 164 km diameter crater Ptolemaeus. Herschel is centered at 5.7 S, 2.1 W in the lunar highlands. Note the terraced walls and central peak. Ptolemaeus has a shallower rim and flat floor. North is at about 8:00 (Apollo 12, AS12-H-50-7431)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-12
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -06., 02. W
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 168
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
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: AS12-H-50-7431
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01C
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015