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Barsoomer


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PostPosted: August 7, 2012 11:40 PM 

http://www.msss.com/science-images/

When full operations get underway, MSL images will be released first through Mike Malin's MSSS site (not sure where on the site though) within, I think, 24 hours. They may be subsequently mirrored on other sites such as NASA.

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 1:26 AM 

MPJ


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 3:46 AM 

Winston, the MARDI is advertised as a common customer style digital cam as used on Earth with automatic white balance therefore a digicam which we use on Earth all day - no filter wheels etc. For this reason I especially looked/looking forward to the MARDI imagery to get an impression of what our routinely used cams - and probably we too - would "see" on Mars without artistic "interference".

http://www.msss.com/science/msl-mardi-instrument-description.php

MPJ


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 4:10 AM 

Here is the full frame of the crop in re162:

Welcome to the Gale desert wastelands! Smile

Mizar


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Reply: 165



PostPosted: August 8, 2012 4:29 AM 

Navcam is up an kicking...

Mizar


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Reply: 166



PostPosted: August 8, 2012 5:54 AM 

The landscape is revealed...

LWS


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Reply: 167



PostPosted: August 8, 2012 6:18 AM 

MPJ;
re. your #163. Thanks, looks like we should get natural colour images but there is, imho, still the possibility that the camera my have a built in algorithm to produce what is inferred to be the "natural" colours of Mars. But we shall see.

re. my ebook, I've practically finished it with many changes from the draft I posted here; Grateful if you would contact me by email.

My email address is small_lw@hotmail.com

Winston

Mizar


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 6:36 AM 

Sorry for my double post

It seems like the thruster impingement points are visible in my #166 image. This give an idea about the forces involved, very cool.

Brian


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 6:38 AM 

I couldn't resist having a play in Photoshop. It will be interesting to see what the "true" colours are Smile

LWS


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 8:38 AM 

Brian;

Following you, I couldn't resist playing around with imageJ on MPJ's reply 26 image above

The result is below

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 9:01 AM 

Brian; Tried sending this earlier in response to your 169. Its an imageJ rendition of MPJ's 164

Winston

Brian


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 9:58 AM 

I like that one Winston - good job!

Kye Goodwin


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 11:57 AM 

Here's Curi's location on the ground:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA16001

The southern half of this HiRise does include the landing site with about 250 m to spare (from the east edge of the image):

http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/HiRISE/hirise_images/all_images/PSP_003453_1750/

Looks like C is just 150 m from some kind of boundary of surface types (albedo change) to the north-east. That little escarpment I described in my 157 is west-north-west about 1.4 km.

Fred


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 12:34 PM 

Hort has some great cross eyed 3D of sol 2 on his flickr site. Almost like being there

a1call


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 1:02 PM 

Nice picture Mizar. Thanks.
Is that a composite?

Fred


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 1:33 PM 

Time for me to step out of the spiritual realm and contribute here. This blog needs to step up. With Hort's blessing I will start a Exploration of Gale Crater thread in the MSL section. I have some info to download and will eliminate my own noise. This forum needs to step up. Hope to see you guys over there

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 3:04 PM 

enhanced difference color version of reply 164:

closeup of rocket pit:

with location links.

I wonder if the landing site is in the above frame?

Mizar


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 6:10 PM 

a1call, good to see you again, long time no see and my images was found here

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/

a1call


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 6:46 PM 

Thanks for the link. I quietly dropped by once in a while to check out the best Marsian forum.

Looking forward to the new adventures ahead.

If Oppy lasted this long, how long we can look forward to (fill in nick-name, curiosity is way too long to type).

LWS


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PostPosted: August 8, 2012 7:08 PM 

aicall

Welcome back! Its been too long.

I suggest "curie" as a shortened form of curiosity. The Curies were top distinguished French scientists (microbiologists) of the early 20th century and since Curiosity's mission is to a large extent to investigate habitability and therefore the possibility of microbiological alterations of the landscape at Gale crater, calling the rover curie should be fitting.

I think we need to establish from early that this mission is not a pre-eminently geological one, even in the names given to features to be examined.

Winston

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