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What a wonderful instrument the marvelous
Spirit's Pancam is! Ultra sensitive and high resolution color visual bands
direct from the surface of Mars, and better yet, this set of clear eyes
rolls! You can say it's going to see it all. or at least all it can.
On this page I will be displaying certain
color combined images (as they are made available) made from the complete
and accurate set of left-eye visual bands. Though the data and bands used
seem a bit complicated to make a coherent color image with at first
glance, in earnest it's fairly easy given the quality of the data and the
known values of the visual data. The results I think are quite
spectacular, and give us good insight into what it would look like to be
standing in Gusev.
Later I'll go into exactly how these images were
combined with the data, but suffice it to say now, only acceptable common
color imaging practices were involved using the proper band combinations
Now let's see what happens when we apply
color process to various surface images.
for full images
This is what I call the CSI pan.
Now let's put those last few together
The Columbia Pan
Though not absolutely color perfect they
are very close, and most importantly seem to have a relatively clear light blue
sky where it is visible. We've all seen the ruddy red images that have been
officially proffered as representing true color on Mars surface. I'm not
sure what the reasoning is behind the "red fixation", and I'd be suspicious of
these big earthy colors myself... However the process is uniform and color
theory sound. The image of the grind spot on Adirondack below has been color
enhanced for detail
Now let's look at some awesome custom
color close ups from right around Spirit..
What happened to Spirit?
Well, whatever it was it seems she's all better, so we'll not continue to worry
too much, click the image below for the REAL
All kidding aside, great job MER team, for
bringing our Spirit back to us.
Now let's see some of the latest
images.. The next row were made from bands 4,5, and 7
Various band images, mostly 4,5,6. The
redder examples are normally the 4,5,7's.
I left this closer in repeat view of the Columbia hills un-field corrected so
that the rim of Gusev can be seen in the background. Marvelous view.
Now We're on Top!
False color of Home Plate
Home Plate Panorama
Now let's look back at Columbia
Blue skies, and in undeniable true color
Interesting rocks in absolutely as true as it gets color from PanCam
If you'd like to see Spirit's sister Opportunity, presently operating in Meridiani, go here
Opportunity Color Images
If you would like to know how to get color
results from the Spirit raw images, read the article linked below.
Images - Calibration
More to come...
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