Mercury Dual Imaging System: EN0223921244M

Image Identification
Instrument IdMDIS-NAC
Observation Id730911
Orbit Number348
Sequence Name
Start Time2011-09-07 22:16:18.18192
Image Acquisition Parameters
Data Quality0000000000000000
Emission Angle15.859584
Incidence Angle66.5835
Latitude Center-55.79889
Local Time9.003542
Longitude Center315.17865
Percent Global Coverage0.036051
Phase Angle82.43548
Solar Longitude48.048523
Surface Area km^226971.867
Year-DOY2011_250
Image Boundaries
Lower Left Latitude-53.0812
Lower Left Longitude310.42587
Lower Right Latitude-55.480743
Lower Right Longitude310.42587
Upper Left Latitude-55.941315
Upper Left Longitude320.08334
Upper Right Latitude-58.48705
Upper Right Longitude314.59894
Ancillary Parameters
Exposure Duration30
Exposure TypeAUTO
Filter Number99
Map Scale271.38742
Mission PhaseMERCURY ORBIT
North Azimuth Angle128.03258
Off Nadir Angle4.473597
Pixel Resolution156.91971
Slant Distance6175.6514
Solar Distance46007684
Spacecraft Solar Distance46005900
Subspacecraft Latitude-61.49881
Subspacecraft Longitude296.09802
Target Center Distance8548.816
Image Min/Max
Emission Angle Maximum18.818554
Emission Angle Minimum13.16086
Incidence Angle Maximum68.5461
Incidence Angle Minimum64.585075
Local Time Maximum9.330522
Local Time Minimum8.686689
Phase Angle Maximum83.189354
Phase Angle Minimum81.68712
Resolution Maximum158.1466
Resolution Minimum156.92017

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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.