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Viking 2, Mars, Six Photographs.

Auction: Discovery - 3205T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: February 13, 2019 10:00AM


Viking 2, Mars, Six Photographs. Black-and-white 8 x 10 in. mosaic photograph of the western flank of Alba Patera taken by the Viking 2 Orbiter on August 15, 1976 (P-17543), caption on verso, Kodak paper; three color 8 x 10 in. photographs of the Martian surface including: the first color picture taken by Viking 2 from the surface, taken 4,000 miles away from Viking 1's position on the planet (P-17686), caption on verso, Kodak paper; A Utopian Bright Summer Afternoon on Mars (P-17690), taken by Viking 2 on September 6, 1976, caption attached to verso, Kodak paper; an 8 x 10 in. color composite of the Martian horizon taken by Viking 2 in early September (P-17982), caption taped to verso, Kodak paper; a color 8 x 10 in. photograph taken near Mars's North Pole in mid-summer (P-18459), caption taped to verso, Kodak paper; [and] a 8 x 10 in. photograph of the dawn side of Mars taken in early 1976 by Viking 2, showing Ascreaus Mons with water ice cloud plumes on its western flank, Valles Marineris, and Argyre, the crater basin, wrong caption on verso, printed on Kodak paper. (6)

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Estimate $250-350

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Kodak, Alba Patera, 20th century in science, Spacecraft, Spaceflight, Viking, Viking 1, Viking 2, Viking program