Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Summit caldera of Olympus Mons, 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)
Larger image: 647K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

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


[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