Earth's Moon - Apollo 17

Euler crater and Copernicus secondary crater chains on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 17 metric camera picture of Euler crater at upper left and ridges and crater chains formed by the Copernicus impact. Euler is 27 km in diameter and centered at 23.3 N, 29.2 W. Copernicus is about 200 km southeast of the lower right corner of the image (north is up). Secondary crater chains and elongated craters due to Copernicus impact can be seen throughout this image. The image was taken from a distance of 114 km. (Apollo 17, AS17-2291)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-12
Distance/Range (km): 114.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +21.,334. E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, crater chain
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): 85.
Phase Angle (deg): 85.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 0.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS17-2291
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-096A-07A
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