Skylab  << back to mosaics


         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2595 (May 13, 2011).  Skylab is a small crater about 5 meters in diameter encountered about 4 kilometers from Endeavour Crater. Rover resources were limited, so not all the frames were acquired in color, which takes more time. Skylab crater was named for the NASA space station Skylab, which orbited Earth from 1973 to 1979. 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
October 27, 2011

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 6759 x 2130
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 6759 x 2130

   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)
<< back to mosaics