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Panoramic Camera Support Data on Microfilm


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1972-04-21 to 1972-04-25


This data set consists of one roll of 16-mm microfilm of supporting data for the panoramic camera photography. Definitions and explanations of the parameters are given. The parameters and information given are -- date, time, state vectors, longitude and latitude of the nadir point, longitude and latitude of camera axis intersect, spacecraft altitude and radius, scale factor, mean altitude rate, azimuth and velocity vector, horizontal velocity, tilt azimuth and its sigma, tilt angle and its sigma, sun azimuth and elevation at principal ground point, longitude and latitude of subsolar point, alpha (one-half phase angle), swing angle and its sigma, spacecraft altitude (laser), north deviation angle, X-tilt and its sigma, Y-tilt and its sigma, heading and its sigma, and laser slant angle. In addition, the transformation matrix from selenocentric to camera, direction cosines, transformation matrix from local horizontal to camera, photographic footprint longitude and latitude, and direction to stellar photo center are given.

Digital images (scans) of the entire contents of the microfilm are available as data collection PSPG-00929.

These support data are available as ASCII tables in this peer-reviewed PDS data set:

Alternate Names

  • Panoramic Camera Support Data


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 72-031A-02C

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. R. Dean BrattonData ProviderNASA Johnson Space Center
Mr. Robert G. MusgroveGeneral ContactNASA Johnson Space Center
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