Venus - Magellan

Mead Crater, Venus from Magellan cycle 1

Magellan radar image of Mead Crater on Venus. At 280 km diameter, Mead is the largest impact crater on Venus. Note the 2 distinct rims and the smooth floor. North is up. (Magellan C1-MIDR 15N060;1,framelets 27, 28, 34, 35, 36, 43, 44)
Larger image: 948K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 304.1
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +14.97/60.23
Orbit(s): 787-869

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater
Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 240 x 240, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 x 2.5
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 44.5-45.8
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 44.5-45.8

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0016
NASA Image ID number: C1-15N060;1
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01C
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