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Duck Bay, Victoria Crater

         This image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the view of Victoria Crater from Duck Bay. Opportunity reached Victoria Crater on Sol 951 (September 27, 2006) after traversing 9.28 kilometers (5.77 miles) since her landing site at Eagle Crater. Victoria Crater is roughly 800 meters (one-half mile) wide - about five times wider than Endurance Crater, and 40 times as wide as Eagle crater. The south face of the 6 meter (20 foot) tall layered Cape Verde promontory can be seen in the left side of the inner crater wall, about 50 meters (about 165 feet) away from the rover at the time of the imaging. The north face of the 15 meter (50 foot) tall stack of layered rocks called Cabo Frio can be seen on the right side of the inner crater wall.

         This mosaic was taken on Sols 952 and 953 (September 28 and 29, 2006). There are 30 separate pointings through 6 different filters at each pointing. This mosaic was generated from Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, and 482 nm filters. Three versions are available at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, a false color stretch to enhance subtle color differences in the scene, and a stereo anaglyph, which appears three dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
November 29, 2006

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 15049 x 2217
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 15049 x 2217
Stereo Thumb
  Stereo Anaglyph    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 17550 x 2600
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Bob Deen (JPL/MIPL)
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
Stereo Thumb
  Traverse Map    .jpg
  Credit: OSU/GIS
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