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Sky Flats Ground

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 1901 (May 29, 2009). It was taken along with an image of the sky for use in calibration and dust assessment on the Pancam lens. The field of view is approximately 24 degrees wide. The rover's Low and High gain antennas (LGA and HGA) can be seen in the lower left portion of this image. The visible seam between frames (more obvious in the false color version) is caused by dust buildup on Pancam's front sapphire window. Pancam's 601nm, 535nm, and 482nm filters were used to generate these mosaics.  Three versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene, and a stereo anaglyph to simulate the scene in 3D through red-blue glasses.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
June 13, 2013

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2288 x 2167
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/ASU
Image mosaicking: Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph, Emily Dean
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 2288 x 2167
  Stereo Anaglyph
  Image size: 2288 x 2167
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