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Heading south from Cape York, Opportunity's post-conjunction adventures / Sol 3291 - 3387
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post Aug 2 2013, 04:30 PM
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About 115m SW (from the metadata). And the 38km mark already is waaay behind us.
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post Aug 2 2013, 04:33 PM
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Just showing Curiosity she's still got it!

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post Aug 2 2013, 05:39 PM
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Hehehe. wink.gif

I checked the new position calculated using the metadata and later on adjusted it with my own version of polar mosaic (normal business) and they offset by almost 20m! Quite big, even considering such a long drive.
I'm pretty convinced of the registering I did; actually, if fits with yours almost exactly. Dunno exactly the reason for such difference; my guesses are that it might be due to distortions on the basemap I'm using (PSP_10341), inaccuracy of the previous position (sol 3384), drifting of the rover's autonomous attitude calculation (source of the metadata), a combination of all these factors, ... dunno.
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post Aug 3 2013, 02:13 PM
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http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...E2P2415L7M1.JPG

Woah! That's a dramatic and enticing looking hillside. Who back in 2004 would have imagined Opportunity being somewhere like this?
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post Aug 3 2013, 10:01 PM
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New update from Larry Crumpler

http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/rover-fiel...-from-mars.html

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It packed up and started driving towards the base of the mountain and will be at the foot of the next mountain after the drive this weekend.


...and it looks like 3387 will be the arrival sol!

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03387 p0733.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 navcam_3x1_az_234_3_bpp
03387 p1205.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 front_haz_penultimate_0.5_bpp_pri17
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03387 p2546.32 0 0 0 0 0 0 pancam_Crystal_Creek_half_L234567Rall
03387 p2601.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 pancam_tau_L78R48
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post Aug 4 2013, 02:18 PM
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It looks like we're just offshore from Solander now:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...0M1.JPG?sol3387
Perhaps time to start a new thread...
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post Aug 4 2013, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Aug 4 2013, 03:18 PM) *
Perhaps time to start a new thread...

Opportunity is still "heading south from Cape York" as it climbs Solander Point. So, there will never be a valid reason to end this thread.
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post Aug 4 2013, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE (SFJCody @ Aug 3 2013, 04:13 PM) *
Woah! That's a dramatic and enticing looking hillside. Who back in 2004 would have imagined Opportunity being somewhere like this?

After 10 years sailing over Meridiani Planum and diving into every crater along the way, Opportunity now have the chance to climb a montain. Still beyond all expectations.
What else after that? Flying ...


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post Aug 4 2013, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Aug 4 2013, 07:18 AM) *
Perhaps time to start a new thread...


Yes, I think so. Not much to go in the new thread yet, but there probably will be soon; so let's go.

As usual, discussion and images pertaining to earlier sols go in the appropriate threads; check the sol ranges in the topic subtitle.
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post Aug 14 2013, 07:00 AM
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Some drilling action from sols 3380-3384.
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post Aug 31 2013, 08:53 PM
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I have made an animated gif [7 MB] which shows the traverse of Opportunity from sol 3308-3364 covering the distance from Cape York to the area near Solander. The sequence uses only single Navcam frames so has a "motion stabilization" appearance. Solander itself is used as the reference point.

Here is the gif: http://i.minus.com/iZrZRs9SDA0yg.gif, I cannot guarantee how it will playback on your browser of choice.

Attached directly to this post is an extremely small preview version.


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post Aug 31 2013, 09:14 PM
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Nice! Is there a GIF viewer that allows the speed to be varied? In the browser it goes too fast to really concentrate on details.

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post Aug 31 2013, 09:44 PM
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Phil, I'm not sure about gif viewers, but here is a slowed down version of the same sequence: http://i.minus.com/igeVhTRsQgYJS.gif

Ideally I would like to make a gif at native resolution (twice the resolution, 3 times the file-size) but this is impractical to share on the internet, and there are negative side-effects from rendering it as a video.
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post Aug 31 2013, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (sittingduck @ Aug 31 2013, 09:53 PM) *
I have made an animated gif

This is fantastic - I was hoping someone would do this! I like how it gives you a good sense of the three-dimensional shape of Solander.
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post Sep 1 2013, 12:52 AM
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Yes, it sure does. Considering the total distance traveled, it gives an extremely good idea of how the view would change over the course of a pleasant walk of a couple of kilometers from Cape York to Solander Point. I can just place myself there, strolling closer and closer to the Point.

Very nice work!

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