The Moon - Clementine

UV/visible composite images of Tycho crater on the Moon

The Moon
Three images of Tycho crater and its central peak, located at 43 S, 11 W, on the Moon. These pictures were produced by using different filtered images from the UV/visible camera on the Clementine spacecraft. The images from the UV/visible camera were used to produce the composite image on the right using the red, green, and blue filters. The image in the center is a color composite formed using the ratio of different filters where red is 750 nm/415 nm, green is 750 nm/1000 nm, and blue is 415 nm/750 nm. The image on the left shows the ratio 750 nm/1000 nm. Different combinations of filters are used to expose different types of material on the surface. Tycho crater is 102 km in diameter and north is up. (Clementine, USGS slide 14)
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High resolution tiff file (3.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1994-02-28
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -43.4,348.9
Orbit(s): 40

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: central peak, crater
Instrument: UV/Visible camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 288 x 384
Instrument Field of View (deg): 4.2 x 5.6
Filter: 415 nm, 750 nm, 900 nm, 950 nm, 1000 nm
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: CL_0003 (raw image)
NASA Image ID number: USGS Slide 14
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 94-004A-00E
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 94-004A-00D
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