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         The Opportunity Pancam cameras acquired this panorama of Vostok Crater, a subtle 25 meter diameter crater on the plains of Meridiani Planum, on sol 400 (Mar. 11, 2005). The panorama consists of 33 separate images in 4 different Pancam filters, and covers about 149 degrees of terrain around the rover. Two versions of the mosaic are provided: an approximate true color rendering using Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters, and a false color rendering using the same filters, but presented to enhance the subtle color differences between different rock and soil units in the scene. Image-to-image seams have been eliminated from the sky portion of the mosaic to better simulate the vista a person standing on Mars would see.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
March 24, 2006

Full Resolution Images
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  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 10216 x 2964
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 10216 x 2964
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Pancam team
   (J.R. Skok, Jim Bell)
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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