Mars - Viking 2 Orbiter

Northern portion of Mars' moon Deimos from 500 km

Viking 2 Orbiter view of the Martian satellite Deimos taken from 500 km distance. North is up in this image, and Deimos is about 8 km across at its widest part. This view shows the northern quarter of Deimos at approximately the Mars facing side. Note the smoother appearance of the craters, caused by partial burial in regolith. (Viking Orbiter 428B61)
Larger image: 168K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-10-20 T 12:12:01
Distance/Range (km): 500
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 428

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

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1059
NASA Image ID number: 428B61
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