Cape Desire Long Baseline
rover acquired this mosaic of Cape Desire on Sol 1095 (Feb. 21, 2007) as part of
a long baseline imaging project. Cape Desire, a rock outcrop protruding
into Victoria Crater, was one of several promontories imaged by Opportunity from
locations several meters apart. In doing this, the images provide
information on the size and distance of the relatively far away promontories
(much the way the separated left and right eyes of the Pancam allow for anaglyph
images, but on a larger scale). This then gives very precise measurements
on the size and shape of Victoria Crater. The field of view is about 90 degrees across and 15 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. Also available is an overhead image of Victoria Crater, showing the rover's approximate location at the time this image was taken.
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 20, 2009