Saturday, August 18, 2012

Full Panorama of Mt. Sharp!

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/composite by Errol Coder
This image was taken by Navcam: Left A (NAV_LEFT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity
on Sol 12 (2012-08-18 11:38:55 UTC) .
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What a magnificent view! Curiosity took this shot today of Mt. Sharp. This is the first full view shot of the peak and the "slope" on either side that we have received. I am waiting for the stunning capture of the same view with Curiosity's 100mm Mastcam. The colors will be brilliant.

The images are having a fuss with Photoshop, so at this time a full blended composite wasn't possible. It was brightened, and contrast adjusted to bring out the features. I hope to get the blending figured out soon. But until then, at least we have a a nice shot of what Curiosity will be exploring for years to come.

Glenelg, her first roving location can be seen in the  middle and to the right before the dark dune field.

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