Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Oblique view of the Davy crater chain on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 photograph taken from orbit showing the Davy crater chain, a string of craters extending about 50 km across the floor of crater Davy Y. The large crater at the top of the image is Davy crater, 34 km in diameter and centered at 11.8 S, 8.1 W. The crater chain has been hypothesized to be a volcanic feature, a string of secondary impact craters, or craters due to multiple impacts from a Shoemaker-Levy 9 type object. North is to the right. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-51-7485)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-21
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -11., 7. 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-51-7485
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015