Venus - Magellan

Western Maxwell Montes and Cleopatra Crater, Venus from cycle 2

Magellan radar image of the western Maxwell Montes on Lakshmi Planum, Venus. The Maxwell Montes are the highest mountains on Venus, rising up to 11 km above the mean planetary surface. The 105 km diameter Cleopatra crater can be seen near the center of the image. The distance from Cleopatra to the steep southwestern slopes of Maxwell Montes is about 350 km. (Magellan C2-MIDR 60N033;2,framelet 19)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 1031
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +59.60/032.65
Orbit(s): 376-2165

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Mountain, 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): 19.8-39.0
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 19.8-39.0

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0061
NASA Image ID number: C2-60N033;2
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01P
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01D
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