Earth's Moon - Apollo 16

Oblique view of Theophilus crater on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 16 metric mapping camera oblique view of the 110 km diameter crater Theophilus. Compared to the other craters on the Moon, this is relatively young. Centered at 11 S, 26 E, Theophilus lies on the Kant Plateau in the Central Highlands. Mare Nectaris is the smooth dark area at the upper left. A complex central peak and terrace walls are visible in the crater. This view is looking almost due south, from an altitude of 115 km. (Apollo 16, AS16-0692)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04
Distance/Range (km): 155.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -11.4,026.4 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, central peak
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): 55.
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: AS16-0692
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-031A-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