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MSL "Drive, drive, drive" toward Glenelg, The scientists (mostly) get the keys - sols 38-56
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post Sep 26 2012, 04:04 AM
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Yes, that makes Gale crater that much more familiar, and not just the bluish background!
All we need now is another Earthrise/set...
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post Sep 26 2012, 04:47 AM
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QUOTE (walfy @ Sep 26 2012, 03:48 AM) *
OMG! I've never seen such an image, such a clear shot of an alien moon taken from the surface of another planet in which the moon is clearly outlined.
Yeah, I was getting technical with my post, but what I forgot to say was blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif

Incredibly cool. And I don't recall any crescent view of Phobos from MER, though pancam certainly could resolve it.

And if you squint just right, maybe a crater on the terminator?
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Back on the ground, I'm absolutely loving the sol45 MR sequence, showing the mesas with a lower sun than we've seen before. Plus now we've got the baseline we've been waiting for. Here's an anaglyph:
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And side-by-side version:
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Can't wait for a certain member to mosaic this...
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post Sep 26 2012, 04:49 AM
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"...posing his question based on the article on the AEGIS software."

Helps if that was included in the question.
Still stand by my reply.
Back seat driving is not what we need here.

They do drives and software upgrades and everything else at the pace they'll do it, when they're ready and as the situation allows.

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post Sep 26 2012, 05:33 AM
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Here are some screen shots from Celestia of Phobos at the time. Looks like the image was taken shortly after sunset.

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post Sep 26 2012, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Sep 26 2012, 06:47 AM) *
Incredibly cool. And I don't recall any crescent view of Phobos from MER, though pancam certainly could resolve it.

...and if you look very carefully, you can even see an hint of the reflected light from Mars on the night side of Phobos...
Here are 2 quick enhancements, just to show you that the effect is real and not the result from a processing artifact :
1. the "crude" view
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2. a more "more natural" view with the equalizing of gray values.
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post Sep 26 2012, 08:36 AM
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Popping out from under a rock! Here is the Sol-45 right Mastcam view of Mount Sharp. A few images are missing still. smile.gif
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post Sep 26 2012, 10:36 AM
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"Humongous Anaglyph III"
Sol 45 and Sol 23 MC100 with a 210 meter wide baseline... Yup. Elvis has now left the building...

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The times of day were different, so the shadows are a bit mis-matched, and with such a wide baseline, getting the correct red-blue separation is tricky because close and far objects require lots of eye adjustments. But I could tweak for weeks. Better to share....


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post Sep 26 2012, 11:09 AM
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I couldn't resist - two croppings from the Sol 45 pan:

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post Sep 26 2012, 12:16 PM
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Stunning! ohmy.gif
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post Sep 26 2012, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE (EdTruthan @ Sep 26 2012, 12:36 PM) *
"Humongous Anaglyph III"
Sol 45 and Sol 23 MC100 with a 210 meter wide baseline... Yup. Elvis has now left the building...

20016x2267px 6.85MB
-IMG-

The times of day were different, so the shadows are a bit mis-matched, and with such a wide baseline, getting the correct red-blue separation is tricky because close and far objects require lots of eye adjustments. But I could tweak for weeks. Better to share....


Monster anaglyphs could indeed take weeks to tweak.... just a small preview for now huh.gif



what glorious views we're getting these past sols !


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post Sep 26 2012, 01:48 PM
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The Phobos image reminded me of an early Viking image:

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There are some messy JPG artifacts, but a couple of craters are certainly real.

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post Sep 26 2012, 01:48 PM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Sep 25 2012, 10:47 PM) *
...And I don't recall any crescent view of Phobos from MER, though pancam certainly could resolve it....

Given a couple of shots like that, allowing a few degrees of motion between them, I could even envision a stereoscopic perspective of Phobos -- that would be very cool.
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post Sep 26 2012, 02:37 PM
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It missing just 3 frames to be complete, but WOW.



Ed : amazing work on these anaglyph !


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post Sep 26 2012, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Sep 26 2012, 03:48 PM) *
There are some messy JPG artifacts, but a couple of craters are certainly real. Phil

Thanks a lot Phil for having found this VO pic !
And there is a good "fit" for its global shape on its night side too with the reflected light from Mars (see enhancement herebelow) :
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Plus a link to the "Ciel & Espace" website where the image was published this morning (CET) in France :
http://www.cieletespace.fr/node/9592
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post Sep 26 2012, 03:14 PM
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Re Ageis....It's a good idea to get the normal, extremely complicated surface s/w working well, before adding on enhancements, bare in mind, if luck holds out MSL will last more than 10 years. Also long drives will still be posible in the hills, those hills are massive, not "molehills" you can drive around or over in a day.
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