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Mars Curiosity - Camera details. Please add info to this thread

General MSS camera page

MAHLI calibration image taken on Mars Sep 2012 Example of quality take ON MARS and transmitted back.

Mars Hand Lens Imager

MAHLI can not only take close-up pictures with resolution as high as 15 microns (0.0006 inch) per pixel, it can also focus at infinity, allowing the camera to be used to take pictures at a variety of distances from the instrument. This is a sub-frame of a MAHLI image acquired on 19 September 2008 which shows the far-viewing capability of the instrument. At the time, the MAHLI was inside a cleanroom at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), undergoing instrument calibration and characterization tests. This picture shows a view looking from the cleanroom, through a window into another room, and then through a window in that room to the outside. The picture shows a typical San Diego, California, blue sky and the green fronds of palm trees. The back end of a parked sport utility vehicle (SUV) can also be seen.

Some images taken on Earth by the camera

6/10,000 of an inch per pixel scale taken in Sept 2008 - probably much better than the MER Microscopic Imager

-- Edited by qmantoo on Thursday 18th of October 2012 06:22:52 AM



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