Mars - Viking Orbiters 1 and 2

Global mosaic of Schiaparelli hemisphere of Mars

This mosaic image of the Schiaparelli hemisphere on Mars was produced from about 100 Viking Orbiter red and violet filter images. The images were acquired in 1980 during mid-northern summer on Mars. The scene is centered at -5 degrees latitude, -20 degrees longitude and is a point perspective, appearing as the viewer would see Mars from 2500 km above the surface. The large crater at the center of the image is the 470 km diameter Schiaparelli. At upper left is the Oxie Palus region, exibiting many dark streaks with bright margins, caused by deposition and erosion due to wind. At extreme lower right is the Hellas basin, the white is due to carbon dioxide frost. The large crater at upper right is Cassini in the Arabia region. (Viking Orbiters 1 and 2, MG04S341-378SP)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980
Distance/Range (km): 2500.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -4., -19.

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, crater
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: red, violet
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_2014
NASA Image ID number: MG04S341-378SP
Other Image ID number: [special.378SP]MG04S341
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01f, 75-083A-01c
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