Mercury Dual Imaging System: EN0223271934M

Image Identification
Instrument IdMDIS-NAC
Observation Id699956
Orbit Number333
Sequence Name
Start Time2011-08-31 09:54:27.546146
Image Acquisition Parameters
Data Quality0000000000000000
Emission Angle35.276546
Incidence Angle67.65793
Latitude Center-54.33716
Local Time8.713466
Longitude Center311.21826
Percent Global Coverage0.017442
Phase Angle32.38259
Solar Longitude2.2971776
Surface Area km^213049.205
Year-DOY2011_243
Image Boundaries
Lower Left Latitude-52.52702
Lower Left Longitude307.91116
Lower Right Latitude-54.14959
Lower Right Longitude307.91116
Upper Left Latitude-54.483532
Upper Left Longitude314.42743
Upper Right Latitude-56.211628
Upper Right Longitude310.21387
Ancillary Parameters
Exposure Duration23
Exposure TypeAUTO
Filter Number99
Map Scale425.9179
Mission PhaseMERCURY ORBIT
North Azimuth Angle119.04438
Off Nadir Angle13.32699
Pixel Resolution99.98649
Slant Distance3956.6846
Solar Distance48753204
Spacecraft Solar Distance48748936
Subspacecraft Latitude-38.871204
Subspacecraft Longitude334.2802
Target Center Distance6113.265
Image Min/Max
Emission Angle Maximum37.62361
Emission Angle Minimum33.069073
Incidence Angle Maximum69.19711
Incidence Angle Minimum66.19427
Local Time Maximum8.92741
Local Time Minimum8.492993
Phase Angle Maximum33.142353
Phase Angle Minimum31.636343
Resolution Maximum101.891106
Resolution Minimum99.98731

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About Mercury Dual Imaging System

MESSENGER carries seven scientific instruments and a radio science experiment to accomplish an ambitious objective: return the first data from Mercury orbit. The miniaturized payload - designed to work in the extreme environment near the Sun - will image all of Mercury for the first time, as well as gather data on the composition and structure of Mercury's crust, its geologic history, the nature of its active magnetosphere and thin atmosphere, and the makeup of its core and the materials near its poles.