Four Views of Mars in Northern Summer

Esahubble_opo9715c2_500

esahubble_opo9715c2 May 20th, 1997

Credit: Phil James (Univ. Toledo), Todd Clancy (Space Science Inst., Boulder, CO), Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), and NASA/ESA

The Tharsis volcanos and associated clouds are prominent in the western half of this view. Olympus Mons, spanning 340 miles (550 km) across its base and reaching an elevation of 16 miles (25 km), extends through the cloud deck near the western limb, while (from the south) Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons, and Ascraeus Mons are to the west of center. Valles Marineris stretches to the east, and the Pathfinder landing site is shrouded in clouds near the afternoon limb.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9715c2/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Mars
Subject - Solar System
Planet

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (B) 410.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 502.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (R) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Esahubble_opo9715c2_1280
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ID
opo9715c2
Subject Category
A.1  
Subject Name
Mars
Credits
Phil James (Univ. Toledo), Todd Clancy (Space Science Inst., Boulder, CO), Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), and NASA/ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9715c2/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
N/A
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, R
Central Wavelength
410, 502, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9715c2
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:48:13+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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