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Black and White Surface Photos, Panorama


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

Time span: 1982-03-05 to 1982-03-05


This data set consists of B/W photography of the surface of Venus returned by the Venera 14 Lander. In all, four B/W photographs were transmitted by two cameras during the 60-minute surface life of Venera 14. NSSDC holds two of the B/W panoramas returned by Venera 14. Panorama views cover 170 degrees. Panoramas are composed of 1000 x 252 pixels, each of which has a value between 0 and 512. The signal/noise ratio for the Venera cameras using the colorless glass filter was approximately 1000 for illumination by a 6000 lux type A source. The depth of field of the Venera 14 cameras extended from 0.8 m to infinity. For further information on the cameras or the processing of the pictures see Cosmic Research, 1983, Consultants Bureau, New York, v. 21, n. 2 and 3 or the Russian original, Kosmicheskie Issledovanija, 1983, Moscow, v. 21, n. 2 and 3. Selected B/W photographs are included in these issues.

Alternate Names

  • B/W Surface Photos, Panorama


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 81-110D-01A

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Ron WeberGeneral ContactLunar and Planetary Institute
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