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Distant vistas, Endeavour, Iazu, and beyond
ElkGroveDan
post Sep 2 2010, 01:16 PM
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From what I can tell we are going to get a nice new view within the next 250-500 meters. If there is going to be an early glimpse of Cape York, that will be when. If we don't see it within 500 meters of where she sits now, then it's going to be a really long time before we do.


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post Sep 2 2010, 08:25 PM
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If it's not Santa Maria, what is that ?
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It looks like crater rim
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post Sep 3 2010, 07:23 AM
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Probably:

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post Sep 3 2010, 09:41 AM
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Thanks. I completely agree. Moreover Santa Maria must be more on the left (north).
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post Sep 3 2010, 11:23 AM
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James, I think it's time to post one of those "re-projected" images again.
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post Sep 3 2010, 11:43 AM
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This is a stretched version of the sol 2348 pan posted above.

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post Sep 3 2010, 01:33 PM
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As much as I'd like to see Cape York, I'd caution here about that small-looking peak. My measurements indicate that it is too far North to be Cape York. From the location of sol 2348, Cape York should be to the South of the rimshot crater along this line of site. There is a however a bit of a slump on that far wall of Endurance that could account for this "peak".

(awesome image Phil, thanks).


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post Sep 3 2010, 09:10 PM
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Comparison between the 2348 pan and the GoogleMars view from the current location.
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The middle horizon appears to be the western rim of Endeavor.

ETA: looking at the rim from the other side I get the impression that Cape York won't be sticking above this horizon until we are quite close to it.

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post Sep 3 2010, 10:13 PM
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Here is a another one of my reprojections of the orbital HRSC image to match vertically with the pancams from our current location. The drive directions from 2348 & 2349 have been stacked to bring out details missing in the individual jpg's.

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post Sep 4 2010, 07:25 AM
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Superb as ever James. You really do spoil us with these. I notice that what look like two small bumps on the parking lot near the right edge of that view do seem to line up rather well with specific bright features on the far rim, yet you haven't ventured to identify them as such. Is there a reason? Maybe the map elevations make it unlikely?
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post Sep 4 2010, 08:30 AM
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No, no reason I didn't look close to the edges where I hadn't stacked any images. There will be more images to add there when i get the chance which to make things clearer so I didn't look at that bit too closely, especially as it was getting late last night.


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post Sep 4 2010, 11:06 PM
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Sol 1987 vs Sol 2348...

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Amazing!!


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4 or 5 90-day missions inbetwixt thos pixts -- wow!
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post Sep 5 2010, 04:46 AM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Sep 4 2010, 11:06 PM) *
Sol 1987 vs Sol 2348...


You know Stu, I do believe that Sol 2348 photo qualifies a a "Heckuva View". The panorama has just been changing so slowly with Oppy's day to day progress, that we didn't really appreciate the view we have now, until we compare it to the view a year or so ago.

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