Deimos - Viking 2 Orbiter

Mars' moon Deimos from 1,400 km

Viking 2 Orbiter image of the Martian satellite Deimos taken from 1400 km. Deimos appears smooth, but higher resolution images taken during closer approaches show the surface is covered with craters, but many of these have been partially buried or subdued by regolith. Deimos is about 14 km from top to bottom in this image. (Viking Orbiter 413B83)
Larger image: 156K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-10-05 T 08:31:21
Distance/Range (km): 1,400
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 413

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
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): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 60.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1059
NASA Image ID number: 413B83
Other Image ID number: 54657123
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-083A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-083A-01a
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015