Earth's Moon - Apollo 16

Oblique view of Hipparchus crater on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Oblique picture of the ancient 138 km diameter crater Hipparchus. The crater is centered near the middle of the image and stretches over half the width of the frame, but is barely visible due to modification over its great age. Much of the modification is due to later impacts and also to radial grooves and ridges from the Imbrium impact known as "Imbrium sculpture." Near the horizon at left is Sinus Medii and the crater within Hipparchus above and right of center is Horrocks, 30 km in diameter. North is up. (Apollo 16, AS-0839)
Larger image: 482K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04
Distance/Range (km): 150.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -5.1,005.2 E
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): 74.
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: AS16-0839
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-031A-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