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A new look at an old friend..., PDS images of "Oilean Ruaidh"
post May 27 2011, 12:24 PM
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The latest release of calibrated MER images to the PDS (covering the period Sol 2341 - 2430) includes those taken of the meteorite "Oilean Ruaidh", which Oppy encountered and studied back in September last year (really?! That long ago?!?! Yep...). I used them to have another go at making some colour pics of the meteorite...

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More here: http://roadtoendeavour.wordpress.com/2011/...t-an-old-friend

And again, thanks to Emily for explaining how to use that data to make beautiful - and more accurate - pictures. smile.gif

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post May 27 2011, 02:38 PM
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Dang that is nice. There is just something about those calibrated color images.

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post May 31 2011, 02:01 AM
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What a beautiful meteorite! I love the way those specular parts stand out. That's my idea of something shiny spotted on the plains of Meridiani.

Do you know what sol that was imaged on? I wanted to compare that to a false color image made from the raw jpegs, but I couldn't find that particular view of the meteorite.


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post May 31 2011, 03:27 AM
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Boy howdy, Stu, yes, that is just freakin' beautiful!!! Iron-nickel meteorites are striking to look at in their own right, but seeing them sitting on the surface of Mars adds another dimension entirely.

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