Venus - Magellan

Mead Crater, Venus from Magellan Cycle 2

Magellan radar image of Mead Crater in Venus. At 280 km diameter, Mead is the largest impact crater on Venus. Note the 2 distinct rims and the smooth floor. This image forms the left side of a stereo pair with F_MIDR 15N054;301. North is up. (Magellan F-MIDR 15N054;201,framelet 28)
Larger image: 871K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 398.1
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +15.00/054.41
Orbit(s): 2566-2581

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater, Stereo
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): 45.1-45.7
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 45.1-45.7

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0062
NASA Image ID number: F-15N054;201
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01F
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