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IPL/RDR Photography of all Mercury Encounters from Mariner 10 on 70mm Film

NSSDCA ID: PSPA-00010

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

Description

These data, on 70-mm film, come in two versions: the contrast-stretched or albedo version, and the high pass filtered version (HPF). These two processes were chosen to provide visually useful pictures of two different types. The contrast-stretched or albedo version portrays the RDR (reduced data record) with the relative brightness exaggerated in a linear fashion, but not distorted. This version would be of primary interest to investigators interested in surface albedo. The high-pass filtered version suppresses the large-scale variation in brightness and enhances the contrast of smaller features, which would be of primary interest to investigators interested in surface detail.

Disciplines

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

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 73-085A-01N

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

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Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Kenneth P. KlaasenData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratorykklaasen@mail3.jpl.nasa.gov
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