Earth's Moon - Apollo 16

Ptolemaeus crater on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 16 metric camera picture of Ptolemaeus crater on the Moon. Ptolemaeus is 164 km in diameter and is centered at 9.3 S, 1.9 W. The interior of the crater is covered by the Cayley formation, a light-colored unit characterized by the gentle ridges and depressions, and numerous small craters. The Cayley formation may be related to the nearby Fra Mauro formation. The picture was taken from 112 km and north is up. (Apollo 16, AS16-0989)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04
Distance/Range (km): 112.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -09.5,359. 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): 80.
Phase Angle (deg): 80.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 0.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS16-0989
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015