Mars - Viking 1 Lander

Viking 1 Lander High Resolution Mosaic of Chryse Planitia on Mars

This mosaic of Chryse Planitia was created using frames taken by the Viking 1 Camera 1 in the early morning (roughly 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. local time). The low light angle highlights details in the scene. The scene extends 342.5 degrees in azimuth, centered roughly due east towards the Sun, and from about 5 degrees above the horizon to 60 degrees below. The black boulder near the center of the frame is about 3 meters across and roughly 8 meters from the spacecraft. (Viking 1 Lander, 11a022_mos)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-08-05
Distance/Range (km): 0.01
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 022.27 N, 49.97 W
Orbit(s): lander

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: lander image, surface
Instrument: Viking Lander Scanning Camera 1
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 512 vertical, 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 100 x 0.12 (single scan), 100 x 342.5 (max.)
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 90.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: 11a022_mos
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075C-06F
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015