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Ball Park Pan

         The Spirit rover acquired this mosaic from the West end of Home Plate on Sols 1169 through 1174 (April 17-22, 2007). The view spans approximately 180° and shows the East side of Home Plate, with Husband Hill and the El Dorado dune field in the background. The name "Ball Park" panorama follows the theme of baseball-related names being used by the team in this region. For example, Home Plate was originally so named because it resembled home plate on a baseball field from orbital images. Many of the rocks and other features in this region have also been named after baseball players from the Negro League and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Finally, the panoramic view from this location, with the whitish edges of Home Plate spreading out left and right across the scene, is reminiscent to the panoramic view of looking out onto a baseball field. It also seemed to be a fitting name to celebrate the start of baseball season in April!
         This mosaic was acquired in Pancam's 753-nm, 535-nm, and 432-nm filters. Three versions are offered here at full resolution: an approximately true color rendering, a false color stretch to bring out subtle color differences, and a stereo anaglyph to simulate the scene in 3D.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
May 2, 2007

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 12192 x 3085
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 12192 x 3085
False Color Thumb
  Stereo Anaglyph    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 12049 x 3054
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Jim Bell
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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