The Apollo missions to the Moon collected a wide variety of important data, including systematic photographs taken from lunar orbit. This image is an orbital view of the Apollo 16 landing site taken by the metric (mapping) camera of the Apollo 16 orbiting the command service module Casper. The small, bright-ray crater in the center of the image is South Ray, which is about 1 kilometer in diameter and 6 kilometers south of the Apollo 16 lunar module Orion. The rough terrain in the right half of the image is the Descartes Mountains; the relatively smooth areas are the Cayley plains.
North at top; Sun illumination from the right.