Archives for: August 2012, 06
Now that the front hazcam image is down the two can be combined to form a rough and incomplete 360 degree panorama due to the very wide field of view of these cameras.
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MSL Curiosity landed! Here is my initial processing of the sol 0 hazcam image.
The only one 512x512 image taken with the dust covers off made it down in the Odyssey pass after landing. The automatic contrast stretching applied to the image before being posted on the raw image site made it hard to see anything as the setting sun was in the image.
The team at JPL posted a processed version of the raw data which was much better.
However this over exposes the sky and more importantly most of the rim mountains of Gale Crater! This can be retreved from the 'raw' version and combined to produce this view.
Knowing the hazcam field of view (124 degrees) this can then be reprojected to produce a less distorted view with a flat(isn) horizon.