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Atop/Around the Greenheugh Pediment, Site 79-, sol 2695-, 3 Mar 2020-
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To set the stage for the drive which just happened, this is Jan's most recent panorama (after the bump to Groken) in circular form. We just drove to the prominent outcrop to the south in this view (north is at the top).

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post Yesterday, 12:48 AM
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QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Oct 27 2020, 01:28 AM) *
"The nominal exposure time for a noontime image on Mars is approximately .25 seconds."
https://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/ds-view/pds/viewIn...NT_HOST_ID=MER1 but the MSL cameras are the same.

Thanks - with f/12 optics and limited bandpass I guess that sounds reasonable. It's always cool to see some evidence of dynamics in these pics.
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QUOTE (fredk @ Oct 26 2020, 04:48 PM) *
It's always cool to see some evidence of dynamics in these pics.


Exactly why we do these occasional NCAM movies of the MAHLI selfie process. They're fun - you maybe get motion blur - you get a GIF that explains how we take selfies - and honestly....it's just damn cool smile.gif

It was intentionally planned as an in-parallel dust devil movie like activity rather than one ncam image per MAHLI frame in the hope we would see motion


The previous one ( Sol 2687 ) is in the PDS

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA23624
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA23625


https://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/data/msl/M.../DATA/SOL02687/

Exposure times were ( example https://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/data/msl/M...NCAM00141M1.LBL )

EXPOSURE_DURATION = 291.84 <ms>


The thing that's easy to forget with the MSL and MER Engineering Cameras - their filter is quite narrow and quite red - it's 600-800nm ( see page 5 https://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/publicati...ne/fulltext.pdf )

The weirdest thing I've done with imagery from any rover was to take the mean of all the frames of that 2687 selfie movie.......
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Tumbleweed!

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Think, it's a Bob Ross painting.

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Rover vaporized by the locals after they lost patience due to the never ending laser strikes.
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The Navcam L view on Sol 2923.

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Thanks, Jan. Here is a version in circular form showing the new position adjacent to the outcrop. I'm impressed how accurate the drive was.

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Quick and dirty animation of the first and latest selfies taken on sol 84 and 2922. Nearly 8 years apart!
I remember someone said the RTG stays cleaner because it's hotter: convection movement removing dust?

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Besides the dust, the other big change is in the Rover wheels.
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The MASTcam L view on Sol 2923.

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