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Just as easy to edit in stuff too !

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Ya I can tell it was taken on a mast, kind of similar to what Survivor man does. They must also edit out any shadow from the mast.
Kind of interesting. They ought to explain a little more on how they take the pics and what they edit out.

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Ok, it looks like they used a photo stitcher called Hugin;  http://hugin.sourceforge.net/  If you go to the gallery at this site there are some pretty cool examples of what you can do with this program.  Here is a link where NASA says they stitched it together;  http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/images/?ImageID=4845



-- Edited by Levelwind on Monday 26th of November 2012 05:16:56 AM

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I thought the same thing.  You would expect to see something coming out holding the camera.  Here is a quote from Ian O'Neill

"This image is composed of a mosaic of 55 high-resolution photos. Apart from providing a great portrait of our beloved robotic emissary on Mars, these photos provide the MSL team with an invaluable means of keeping track of dust buildup and wheel tread wear. Although Curiosity is still relatively shiny and new, as the years march on, we'll likely see marked changes in its appearance. If its still-functioning rover cousin Opportunity is anything to go by, Curiosity will be coated in a rusty orange coat in no time at all."  http://news.discovery.com/space/big-pic-mars-curiosity-self-portrait-121101.html


I think since they took so many pictures they are able to edit out the mast?  I don't know for sure but that is my best guess.

 

                             Curiosity self portait.jpg



-- Edited by Levelwind on Monday 26th of November 2012 04:41:44 AM

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How can they take a picture of the Curiosity Rover standing by itself. I would expect to see a mast coming from it that the camera was mounted on. Did I miss something or do they have a miniture helicopter around it snapping photos!

 

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