Mars - Viking 2 Orbiter

Dune fields in the south polar plains of Mars

Viking 2 Orbiter image of Mars. Dune fields are visible within a 50 km impact crater in the top right corner of the frame. This area is in the high-latitude south polar plains. The frame is 150 km wide and north is up. (Viking Orbiter 479B71)
Larger image: 405K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-12-10 T 07:07:09
Distance/Range (km): 5542.8
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -71.70/178.30
Orbit(s): 479

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Dunes, Craters, Plains
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: Red (6)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 78.90
Phase Angle (deg): 89.13
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 10.59

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1060
NASA Image ID number: 479B71
Other Image ID number: 55928852
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: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015