Mercury - Mariner 10

Mosaic of southwest region of the Michelangelo quadrangle, Mercury

Mariner 10 photomosaic of SW Michelangelo quadrangle, Mercury. This mosaic was produced from images taken during the first two of Mariner 10's three flybys of Mercury. A number of scarps are visible in the lower portion of the image, the longest is the crescent shaped Haro Rupes directly below the center of the image, which cuts two adjacent craters. To the left of the crater is the barely visible 390 km diameter Dostoevskij crater, which holds a double crater and a number of smaller craters on its flat floor. North is up. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 12-D)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -51.,171.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
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-D, Atlas of Mercury
Other Image ID number: N/A
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: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015