Mercury - Mariner 10

Philoxenus crater on Mercury, Stereo pair

Mariner 10 stereo pair of Philoxenus crater on Mercury. The 95 km diameter crater is visible at the lower center-left of the images, and shows a very subdued character. The crater is centered at 8 S, 112 W. Bright rays are visible at the upper right, not associated with this crater. Both images were taken on the 2nd flyby. North is at 10:00. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 7-10)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-09-21
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -07.,109.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, ray, 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. 7-10, 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: FDS 166696 (R)


[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