A revised control network for Mercury

Mark S. Robinson, Merton E. Davies, Tim R. Colvin, Kathleen Edwards

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An improved control net for Mercury has been completed by utilizing images acquired during the three Mariner 10 flybys in 1974-1975. Relative positional errors within the net are ∼1 km on average, and absolute locations are estimated to be better than 25 km. The analytical triangulation resulted in new values for focal lengths (Camera A: 1493.6 mm; Camera B: 1500.1 mm), W0 (329.548°), and camera orientation angles for 811 images acquired during all three flybys of Mercury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1999JE001081
Pages (from-to)30847-30852
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Issue numberE12
StatePublished - Dec 25 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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