Spirit acquired the "Tuskegee" panorama over sols 1412 - 1428 (December 23, 2007 - January 8, 2008) as it moved into place at its new Winter Haven location. Spirit recently completed a short drive over the Northern edge of Home Plate to tilt its solar panels toward the sun. This vantage point provides a particularly good view of the rugged top of Home Plate (especially apparent in the anaglyph). To compensate for decreasing sunlight later in the winter, Spirit will have to increase its tilt by edging even further down the slope.
This mosaic was created from 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 in the scene, and a stereo anaglyph to simulate the scene in 3D.
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 21, 2008