Mercury - Mariner 10

Computer photomosaic of the Shakespeare quadrangle of Mercury

Mariner 10 photomosaic of the Shakespeare quadrangle, Mercury. This mosaic is composed of images from the first and third flybys. The large double crater above the center of the image is Strindberg, 165 km in diameter, and the bright ray crater is the 45 km diameter Degas. The Caloris Basin is visible at the lower left. North is up at the center of the image and along the margin at the left. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 3-A)
Larger image: 318K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +48.50/151.00
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, plains, quadrangle
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. 3-A, 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