Joint Observation of the Isidis Basin with the Rosetta Mission
Joint Observation of the Isidis Basin with the Rosetta Mission
PSP_002703_1920  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
This image of the floor of the Isidis Basin was taken in coordination with the Mars flyby of the European Rosetta mission.

Comparing this image with those taken by the OSIRIS camera onboard Rosetta should help calibrate HiRISE. Since OSIRIS was only able to take low resolution images of Mars, this image was targeted at a broad, bland, expanse of uniform appearance.

However, it is just east of the landing ellipse for the failed European Beagle 2 lander and may help with the search for debris from that mission. This is an example of the international cooperation of HiRISE and the MRO missions.

(Note: this caption was originally written in March 2007).

Written by: Laszlo Kestay  (7 March 2007)
Acquisition date
23 February 2007

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
277.3 km (172.4 miles)

Original image scale range
27.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~83 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
57°, with the Sun about 33° above the horizon

Solar longitude
188.7°, Northern Autumn

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  353.1°
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