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Photometry Sunset

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 1945 (June 23, 2009). This image was taken at 17:11 LST. This area was imaged under different lighting conditions at 10:27, 12:11, 13:41, 16:26, 09:10, 15:12, and 08:10. Part of this mosaic is washed out because of strong scattered light/glints across the lens of Pancam from the Sun being low on the horizon at the time the mosaic was taken. An approximate true color version of this photometry image is not provided as the lighting was too poor to generate a decent estimation of the "true colors". For more details on how true color Pancam images are made, see the page on estimating the true color of Mars. Pancam's 753 nm, 601 nm, and 432 nm filters were used in this mosaic.  This is a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 18, 2019

Full Resolution Images
  False color
  Image size: 2052 x 2150
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)
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