The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 1

Taruntius crater on the Moon

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Lunar Orbiter 1 image of Taruntius crater on the Moon. The crater at the top of the image is 56 km in diameter. Note the central peak and internal concentric ridges and rilles. North is up. (Lunar Orbiter 1, frame M-31)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-08-20 T 13:46:59
Distance/Range (km): 247
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +02.54/047.96
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, ridge, rille
Instrument: Medium-resolution Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 44.2 x 37.9
Filter: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 80.43
Phase Angle (deg): 70.18
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 12.55

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L01-M31
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-073Z-01D
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