Phobos - Viking 1 Orbiter

Stickney crater on the Martian moon Phobos

Viking 1 Orbiter image of Stickney crater, the largest crater on the Martian moon Phobos. Stickney is centered at 5 S, 55 W and is about 10 km in diameter. It was formed by a giant impact on Phobos. Note the striations to the right of the image leading away from the crater. North is at about 11:00. (Viking Orbiter 854A83)
Larger image: 113K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1978-10-19 T 09-06-36
Distance/Range (km): 612.9
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -10.,050. W
Orbit(s): 854

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera A
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): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 15.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1030
NASA Image ID number: 854A83
Other Image ID number: 42320112
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