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Conjunction Conjecture, A pancam update in a couple of weeks
Tesheiner
post Oct 18 2006, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 18 2006, 04:38 PM) *
I'm thinking out loud here - but I wonder if sequence could be written where by Navcam goes cloud watching and when it identifies something - then Pancam cycles L2-5-7-2-5-7-2-5-7-2-5-7 looking at the same spot, and essentially uses the motion of the clouds as a push-frame technique for colour imaging....it's a thought isn't it smile.gif


Hmmm. I'm thinking out loud too.
I'm now making an analogy with those sequences/actions that don't get executed in case of an aborted drive. It seems the capability to trigger or not a(n) (imaging) sequence depending on the result of a previous action or the state of an internal condition already exists, so why not use it to your proposed scenario?
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post Oct 18 2006, 05:06 PM
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After the replies of Tesheiner and Doug, now I realize that MER is not capable to detect the clouds due to its limitations of storage and cpu hardware to process every pixels and I think the MER must conduct in a periodic sampling images with different sequence of filters as Doug says (It is reasonable since I can imagine since when I see clouds with different sun eyeglasses colors -I am not sure that PANCAM different filters L0-L7 can simulate as seen with different colors).

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post Oct 19 2006, 08:32 AM
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If Navcam had color filters like Pancam or was a zoom-out wide-angle mode of Pancam, the best ice-cloud watching filter would be the shortest wavelength filter. Because of the reddish dust color, the diffuse scattered light from the dust is least at the shortest wavelengths and water or CO2 ice clouds would have the most contrast.

Dust clouds, as from a dust storm or dust devils will be reddish, and contrast with the sky will vary much less with wavelength.
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post Oct 19 2006, 09:05 AM
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FYI - we recorded last night - and hopefully it'll go online late tonight some time.

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post Oct 19 2006, 05:03 PM
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post Oct 19 2006, 05:29 PM
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Emily! Are you back at work already?
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post Oct 19 2006, 05:45 PM
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Officially, as of this coming Monday, yes. Today I'm beginning to get caught up on what's been happening the last few months; thank goodness Mars is in conjunction now, it's giving me a little breathing room! Hopefully the Jim'n'Doug show will help catch me up on the rovers. I understand Oppy has found a big hole in the ground...smile.gif

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post Oct 19 2006, 05:48 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 19 2006, 07:03 PM) *
I'm ready and waiting...

Welcome back!!! smile.gif
You have new avatar too...that is your daughter?


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post Oct 19 2006, 05:55 PM
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Welcome back Emily! We all missed you! smile.gif

Yes, Oppy found a really big hole. There's a dragon living in it too...! wink.gif


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