Technical Data Window on Original Viking Imaging of Cydonia

Here's the hard data coordinates on the Cydonia Face images. Any serious scientific researcher who accesses this site will begin to wonder just how, where, who and what the heck in going on once they compare what we have posted with what NASA is posting. The most glaring error which NASA has posted is the North orientation arrow on the last MOC Cydonia mosaic. It is placed 180 degrees off north pointing in the wrong direction!

"Face on Mars" images (40.9N, 9.45W) - Viking Orbiter 1

Image 35A72 70A13
Image number 26588045 27280098
Orbit 35 70
Central latitude 40.89 40.64
Central longitude 9.66 9.27
Image date (UT) 1976-07-25 1976-08-30
Image time (UT) 15:25:14 12:38:33
Local time 18.56 16.84
Earth received date (UT) 1976-07-26 1976-08-30
Earth received time (UT) 21:11:28 17:09:45
CD_ROM Volume VO_1010 VO_1011
Sun azimuth (deg) 294.28 277.04
Sun zenith angle (deg) 79.93 62.59
Phase angle (deg) 86.26 71.77
Spacecraft azimuth (deg) 169.05 139.54
Spacecraft zenith angle (deg) 10.58 12.42
Ground resolution (m/pixel) 51.73 48.13
Scaled pixel width (km) 0.047 0.043
Scaled image height (km) 49.6 46.0
Scaled image width (km) 56.8 52.3
Spacecraft range (km) 1873 1725
Spacecraft altitude (km) 1853 1698
Subspacecraft azimuth (deg) 322.57 311.09
Subspacecraft latitude (deg) 37.04 37.14
Subspacecraft longitude (deg) 8.65 6.00
Subsolar azimuth (deg) 89.61 88.04
Subsolar latitude (deg) 24.84 22.58
Subsolar longitude (deg) 108.00 81.83
Solar longitude (deg) 99.29 115.60
Incidence angle (deg) 80.01 62.65
Emission angle (deg) 10.24 12.13
North azimuth (deg) 155.35 170.70
True anomaly angle (deg) 31.79 24.44
Visual imaging camera B A
Filter clear clear
Exposure duration (sec) 0.033940 0.016970

Both images were taken during Martian northern summer in the afternoon.


If you would like to do your own cartography study:

Here is a good start and attempt by a Canadian Cartographer. However, they are groping in the dark without the original heiroglyphic forms. However, it is actually very good! It's the best attempt I've seen in 15 years to prove the survey overtones.

http://www.interlog.com/~uniam/carto.txt