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         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 1291 (September 11, 2007).   On Sol 1291 Opportunity took a "toe-dip" into Victoria Crater, consisting of driving approximately 4 meters into the crater, acquiring some imaging, then backing 4 meters out of the crater, to test driving conditions and feasibility of ingressing further. Dust deposited on the optics by a storm is evident in the mosaic seams. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in making this mosaic.  Two versions are provided at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 8, 2011

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 4230 x 1215
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 4230 x 1215

   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking:
     Elaina McCartney,
     Jon Beans Proton,
     Jonathan Joseph
   Calibration and color
   rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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