Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Global mosaic of Cerberus hemisphere of Mars

Global mosaic of the Cerberus hemisphere of Mars composed of 104 Viking 1 Orbiter images taken on orbit 1323, 11 February 1980. The images are projected into point perspective, representing what a viewer would see from a spacecraft at an altitude of 2,000 km. It was early northern summer when this image was taken, some thin white clouds can be seen over the northern hemisphere. The large dark area to the left is Cerberus, roughly 500 km from top to bottom at its center. North of Cerberus is the Elysium volcanic construct, which shows up as bright yellow. The volcanoes Albor Tholus is south of Elysium and Hecates Tholus is to the upper right. Just to the right of center is the crater Tettit, with a long dark tail extending to the southwest. North is up, the equator runs along the bottom third of the disk. (Viking 1 Orbiter, MG12N190-323SP)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-02-11
Distance/Range (km): 2000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 12./190.
Orbit(s): 1323

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_2014
NASA Image ID number: MG12N190-323SP
Other Image ID number: [special.323SP]MG12N190
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01f
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