Deimos - Viking 2 Orbiter

High-resolution view of Mars' moon Deimos from 30 km

This is one of the highest resolution images ever taken from an orbiting or flyby spacecraft. This Viking 2 Orbiter image shows the surface of Mars' moon Deimos from a distance of 30 km. The image covers an area 1.2 km by 1.5 km and features as small as 3 meters across can be seen. Note many of the craters are covered over by a layer of regolith estimated to be about 50 meters thick. Large blocks, 10 to 30 meters across, are also visible. North is at 11:30. (Viking Orbiter 423B63)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-10-15 T 11:04:25
Distance/Range (km): 30.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 423

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, block
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: 423B63
Other Image ID number: 54852030
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