Mercury - Mariner 10

Stereo pair of embedded craters, Mercury

Mariner 10 stereo pair of embedded craters on Mercury. The embedded craters at the upper left of the images are themselves within the 390 km Dostoevskij crater, the rim of which can be seen in the lower half of the image. The image on the left was taken during the first flyby, and that on the right during the second. The outer crater is about 120 km in diameter and north is to the left. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 12-1)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-03-30 (L)
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -45, 176
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, stereo
Instrument: GEC 1-inch vidicon tube (TV) camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 700 x 832, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.38 x 0.47
Filter: N/A
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: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Fig. 12-1, Atlas of Mercury
Other Image ID number: FDS 232 (L)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 73-085A-01S
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