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Cape Desire Long Baseline

         The Opportunity 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.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 20, 2009

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 5806 x 1396
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 5806 x 1396

Traverse Map
  Rover Location (red "x")   .jpg   
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney,
   Jon Proton
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
   HiRISE Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of
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