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these images have disappeared so only the link to the filters works now I think. They obviously dont want evidence hanging around to incriminate them haha

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photo of pancam filter arrangement

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OK, now that I have stopped laughing and picked myself up off the floor....I still vote that we equip the next Rover 'arm' with the latest cell phone, that way we would be guaranteed better quality and it could phone home....LOLOLOLOL

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fraser cain?

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So...my vision is better than the Pancam?

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I dont know what their idea of 20/20 vision is like, but I just love it when people boast about their space products before they have launched them into space.

I thought we could all do with a cynical laugh...
(my bolding and red font)

an extract  from:

Rover Cameras Will Be Like Human Vision on Mars

by Fraser Cain on December 23, 2003


The mast-mounted cameras on board the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, will provide the best view so far of the surface of the Red Planet.

The cameras are the equivalent of 20/20 human vision – with a resolution of one pixel/millimeter at a range of three metres. Their cameras can pan up and down 90-degrees, and look completely around 360-degrees.

The image resolution – equivalent to 20/20 vision for a person standing on the Martian surface – will be three times higher than that recorded by the cameras on the Mars Pathfinder mission in 1997 or the Viking Landers in the mid-1970s.

From 10 feet away, Pancam has a resolution of 1 millimeter per pixel. “It’s Mars like you’ve never seen it before,” says Steven Squyres, Cornell professor of astronomy and principal investigator for the suite of scientific instruments carried by the rovers.



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Taken in the lab at Cornell University original here

I could not remember whether we have seen this or not.
If not, I think this is an interesting preview of what can be expected (but not delivered!)
(see the middle red box of the Deep Space1 logo on the door of the cabinet. Thats impressive!)

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another one in the lab
(spare rover wheels in the background of the rear red box)

Both these are jpg format, the second one is under 300K and you can still see the detail. Imagine what you can see if the raw images are over a Gb as O'Brien says.


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