The Opportunity rover acquired this mosaic of the area in front of the rover on Sol
10 (Feb. 2, 2004). The area just in front of the rover, called the
workvolume, is the surface area closest to the Pancam instrument, and therefore
allows for some of the highest resolution imaging of Mars. This mosaic was
an extension of an earlier, smaller workvolume image. A small piece of the
IDD (instrument deployment device) can be seen at the bottom left. This mosaic covers a
span of roughly 65 degrees across and 30 degrees high.
This mosaic was
acquired in Pancam's 753-nm, 535-nm, and 432-nm filters. Two versions are
offered here at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to bring out subtle color differences in the scene.
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 20, 2009