Deimos - Viking 2 Orbiter

Close-up of Deimos surface from 50 km

Viking 2 Orbiter close up image of the surface of Mars' moon Deimos. This image is about 1.4 km across and is located near the equator of Deimos. Note the large number of covered-over and subdued craters, indicating intense surface modification after the craters were formed. North is at about 11:30. (Viking Orbiter 423B61)
Larger image: 447K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-10-15 T 11:04:16
Distance/Range (km): 50.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 423

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): 80.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1059
NASA Image ID number: 423B61
Other Image ID number: 54949364
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