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Opportunity Self-Portrait

         NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its Pancam panoramic camera to take the images combined into this mosaic view of the rover. The downward-looking view omits the mast on which the camera is mounted. Opportunity had endured a martian duststorm and the team wanted to assess the dustiness of the solar panels. Because resources were tight following the storm, fewer images were acquired for this mosaic than would be used in a standard deck panorama. The images were taken through the camera's 601nm, 535nm and 482nm filters during Sols 1282 and 1284 (September 1 and 4, 2007).

        Other panoramas of Opportunity's deck may be viewed for comparison of dust deposition: Sol 322, Sol 570, and Sol 652.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
April 2, 2011

Full Resolution Image
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2000 x 1719
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney, Jon Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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