Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Summit caldera of Olympus Mons, Mars

Mars
Viking 1 Orbiter image of the summit caldera complex of Olympus Mons volcano, Mars. Note the circular grabens and wrinkle ridges within the caldera. Surrounding the summit are radiating flow terraces. The width of this frame is 175 km. North is up. (Viking Orbiter 890A68)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1978-11-24 T 06:16:55
Distance/Range (km): 6309.3
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +17.94/132.94
Orbit(s): 890

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Volcano, Caldera
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: Red (6)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 80.09
Phase Angle (deg): 66.11
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 14.64

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1031
NASA Image ID number: 890A68
Other Image ID number: 43012125
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01c
Other ID: N/A

Updated 20 May 2003, DRW.