Earth's Moon - Apollo 15

Oblique view of Archimedes crater on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Oblique view of Archimedes crater taken by the Apollo 15 metric camera. Archimedes, at left, is 82 km in diameter and centered at 29.7 N, 4 W. The crater floor is filled with smooth mare material and the ejecta blanket is below it. To the right is Autolycus. North is at 11:30. Part of the spacecraft is in the frame at right. (Apollo 15, AS15-1541)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1971-08
Distance/Range (km): 140
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +28.,359.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater
Instrument: Metric Mapping Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 3400
Instrument Field of View (deg): 76.2 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 64.
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 40.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS15-1541
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-063A-03A
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