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Ground View for Sky Flats

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2820 (December 30, 2011).  Opportunity took this mosaic, along with an image of the sky, in order to provide calibration data for the Pancam instrument. By regularly imaging relatively even or "flat" areas, the calibration team can monitor changes in the Pancam cameras. The field of view is approximately 24° 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
July 20, 2012

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2239 x 1912
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/ASU
Image mosaicking: Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 2239 x 1912
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