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Photography of Mercury from Second Encounter on 70mm Film


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

Time span: 1974-09-23 to 1974-09-23


This 70-mm B/W photography of Mercury is from the Mariner 10 second-encounter (September 23, 1974) in a format similar to that for Mariner 9 Mars photography. Each FDS image is presented in three versions. There are two frame numbering systems: the original 7000 series, on the last line of the data block, and the 9000 series, in bold type between the two output graphs below the photographs. The left graph contains the data-input shading scale, the right graph, the film output shading scale. The data block gives the following information: photography lab, day of year, h, min, and s, FDS numbering system, mode and rate, camera, calibration information, errors, camera system information, type of rendition, stretch factors, amount of translation, radiance level, 7000 series, frame number, and date of processing. These data are also available in digital tape format from L. Pieri, at the RPIF, Building 264, Room 115, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.


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


  • 73-085A-01F

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Kenneth P. KlaasenData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion
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