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IPL Mercury Stereo Pairs Orthographically Rectified and Contrast-Enhanced on 70-mm


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

Time span: 1974-03-29 to 1974-09-26


This data set consists of 70-mm film of Mariner 10 stereo pairs of selected photography of Mercury. Each frame is orthographically rectified and contrast-enhanced and contains a data block. Processing and scaling parameters have been selected to preserve image resolution and maximize feature discriminability. Accompanying the imagery is a listing of the stereo pairs coverage which includes other parametric information such as latitude and longitude, date, time, and filters. Included with the supporting data are conic plots for each frame demonstrating graphically the position of each image on the planet's surface in latitude and longitude. Requesters for these data should write to NSSDC for the three-part document titled Mercury Stereo Data Package (B26736-000A) which contains Users Guide, SEDR, and conic plots, and is available in microfiche or on 16-mm microfilm (MP23690). This contains a listing of the stero pairs and an explanation of their use. Selections for reproductions in desired size may then be requested from NSSDC. Appropriate supporting data and conic plots will be supplied with the requested frames.


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 73-085A-01O

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Ms. Nancy J. EvansData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
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