Surface Coordinates and Cartography of Mercury.

by Merton E. Davies, Raymond M. Batson


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A control net of Mercury has been established photogrammetrically using the Mariner 10 pictures; coordinates of 1,328 points are given. The Mariner 10 coordinate system uses a system of longitudes in which the twentieth meridian passes through the center of the small crater Hun Kal and the spin axis is assumed normal to the orbital plane. A reference mosaic of Mercury has been published and a series of 1:5,000,000 maps is now being produced. 34 pp. Ref.

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