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        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 1663 (September 27, 2008). Sputnik is a small crater near the edge of Victoria Crater. Opportunity imaged this area after beginning her journey to Endeavour Crater. The field of view is approximately 24 degrees wide.  Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
April 17, 2009

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 1964 x 1093
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)
HiRISE Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

  False color
  Image size: 1964 x 1093
  Rover Location (red "x")
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