Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Dune field in Kaiser Crater, Mars

This Viking 1 Orbiter image shows a dune field in the 160 km diameter Kaiser Crater on Mars. Wind blown particles have been trapped in the crater allowing the dunes to develop. North is at ~1:30. The image is approximately 250 km wide. (Viking Orbiter 094A42)
Larger image: 383K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-09-22 T 16:47:11
Distance/Range (km): 9504.5
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -47.79/340.59
Orbit(s): 94

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater, Dune
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: Clear (4)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 85.73
Phase Angle (deg): 79.69
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 22.23

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1012
NASA Image ID number: 094A42
Other Image ID number: 27726999
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01c
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