MESSENGER Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)

ODE:Mercury, Venus

Mission:MESSENGER

Instrument: MESSENGER MDIS

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The MESSENGER Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument consists of two cameras, a multispectral Wide Angle Camera (WAC) and a monochrome Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), mounted on a common pivot platform. MDIS data will be used to construct a global image base map, a digital terrain model, global maps of color properties, and mosaics of high-resolution image strips.

MESSENGER MDIS-NAC Products:

Type

Description

PDS3 Data Set

EDRNAC

Narrow Angle Camera Experiment Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MDIS-2-EDR-RAWDATA-V1.0

CDRNAC

Narrow Angle Camera Calibrated Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MDIS-4-CDR-CALDATA-V1.0

DDRNAC

Narrow Angle Camera Derived Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MDIS-6-DDR-GEOMDATA-V1.0

RTMNAC

Narrow Angle Camera Map-projected Regional Targeted Mosaics. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-RTM-V1.0

DEMNAC

MDIS Digital Elevation Model. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-DEM-ELEVATION-V1.0

MESSENGER MDIS-WAC Products:

Type

Description

PDS3 Data Set

EDRWAC

Wide Angle Camera Experiment Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MDIS-2-EDR-RAWDATA-V1.0

CDRWAC

Wide Angle Camera Calibrated Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MDIS-4-CDR-CALDATA-V1.0

DDRWAC

Wide Angle Camera Derived Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MDIS-6-DDR-GEOMDATA-V1.0

MDRWAC

3-Color Multispectral Reduced Data Records for the WAC. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-MD3-V1.0

RTMWAC

Wide Angle Camera Map-projected Regional Targeted Mosaics. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-RTM-V1.0

MAPMP5

5-color Map Projected Multispectral Reduced Data Records (MP5) for the MDIS camera system on MESSENGER. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-MP5-V1.0

MESSENGER MDIS-WAC/NAC Products:

Type

Description

PDS3 Data Set

RDRBDR

Map Projected Basemap Reduced Data Record. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-BDR-V1.0

RDRMDR

Map Projected Multispectral Reduced Data Record. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-MDR-V1.0

MAPHIE

High solar incidence angle basemap illuminated from the east reduced data records for the MDIS camera system on MESSENGER. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-HIE-V1.0

MAPHIW

High solar incidence angle basemap illuminated from the west reduced data records for the MDIS camera system on MESSENGER. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-HIW-V1.0

MAPLOI

Map Projected Low-Incidence Angle Basemap Reduced Data Records (LOI) for the MDIS camera system on MESSENGER. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-RDR-LOI-V1.0

DEM

MDIS Digital Elevation Model. For more information:

MESS-H-MDIS-5-DEM-ELEVATION-V1.0

The MDIS data sets are archived at the PDS Imaging Node. In addition to ODE, you may also search MDIS images through the PDS Cartography and Imaging Sciences Discipline Node's various search tools. The ODE website complements the PDS Cartography and Imaging Sciences Discipline Node's Atlas website by providing cross mission and instrument searches for imaging and non-imaging data products.

MESSENGER MDIS Data Users Workshop, 44th LPSC, March 17th, 2013:

More information about MDIS can be found in:

  • Hawkins, S. E., et al., 2007, The Mercury Dual Imaging System on the MESSENGER Spacecraft, Space Science Reviews, 131, p. 247-338, doi: 10.1007/s11214-007-9266-3.