Sol 1 Postcard, Pancam's "First Look"   << back to mosaics

Sol 1 Postcard, Pancam's "First Look"

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 001 (January 3, 2004). On Sol 1 (January 4, 2004) Pancam took a quick look behind Spirit to send a first postcard back to Earth. Only a few frames of the intended 12-frame mosaic were acquired, so on Sol 5 the sequence was rerun to complete the aft postcard. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 482nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 8, 2009

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 5516 x 3034
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney, Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 5516 x 3034
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