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Most recent Opportunity pancam image
MikeH
post Nov 30 2018, 09:25 PM
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Hi -

The most recent (I won't say last!) photo from the Opportunity pancam is this:

https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/1/p/5...CP2682L8M1.HTML

Does anyone on this forum know: was this image cut off partway through transmission? And does the top part of it show the noise from the dust storm?

I would ask NASA, but I couldn't find any email address on the MER page.

If my guess is correct, it makes it fairly poignant, I think.

Thanks!


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post Nov 30 2018, 10:40 PM
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That's the last pic from any camera we got.

It uses the L8 (solar) filter, which is why it's dark and noisy. So the noise is unrelated to the dust storm. And being cut off is unrelated too I'm sure - that happens pretty often.
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post Nov 30 2018, 11:14 PM
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That was the last full frame image, though it was incomplete. This is actually the very last image taken and downlinked from Opportunity. Its a low resolution thumbnail of the Sun in the R2 filter which was taken 2 minutes and 34 seconds after that L8 Image. sad.gif
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Edit: Actually this L7 filter one was taken exactly the same time as that R2 image, so its a tie between the two. So it doesn't seem right to leave that one out.

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post Nov 30 2018, 11:53 PM
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I can confirm that. Yes, it was cut off at line 768. Paolo


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post Dec 1 2018, 12:44 AM
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Thanks very much for the responses. I got into the habit of checking the raw images page every week or so and it was interesting and thrilling to track the progress, so being stuck on that last one has been frustrating, let's say. Here's hoping the next one is of a fresh-looking sanddune smile.gif
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