Beautiful Butterfly Crater (HiWish Granted Again)
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Beautiful Butterfly Crater (HiWish Granted Again)
ESP_029854_1890  Science Theme: Impact Processes


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Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society wrote a nice blog entry about her HiWish image here.

She requested stereo coverage, which is also available, and here's a resulting anaglyph cutout.

If you're interested in suggesting a potential target for us to image, consider setting up a HiWish account here.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (24 January 2013)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_029999_1890.

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Acquisition date:08 December 2012 Local Mars time:15:34
Latitude (centered):9.002° Longitude (East):69.096°
Range to target site:286.1 km (178.8 miles)Original image scale range:28.6 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~86 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:25 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:20.6° Phase angle:39.7°
Solar incidence angle:59°, with the Sun about 31° above the horizon Solar longitude:221.7°, Northern Autumn

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