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Opportunity Deck Pan

         NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its Pancam panoramic camera to take the images combined into this mosaic view of the rover. The downward-looking view omits the mast on which the camera is mounted. Heading into its fifth Martian winter, Opportunity's solar panels are dustier than ever, requiring the team to choose an area of high Northward tilt to increase power. This mosaic was taken days before settling into the winter haven position, which is informally called Greeley Haven, in memory of planetary geologist Ronald Greeley (1939-2011). Greeley Haven sits near the Northern edge of Cape York, on the rim of 14-mile-wide (22-km-wide) Endeavour Crater. The images were taken through the camera's 601nm, 535nm and 482nm filters over Sols 2811 - 2814 (December 20 and 24, 2011).

        Other panoramas of Opportunity's deck may be viewed for comparison of dust deposition: Sol 322, Sol 570, Sol 652, and Sol 1282.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 8, 2012

Full Resolution Image
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 4796 x 3993
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/ASU
Image mosaicking: Jim Bell, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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