Tuesday, May 23, 2006

No Metadata Updates May 28-June 5

I will be away and computerless from May 28 through June 5, so there will be no metadata updates during that time. Everything will be updated when I get back.

The MMB metadata is what allows MMB to show panoramas out of the raw images, and adjust the image brightnesses.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Opportunity Sol 823-824

Taking a very short break from work:


I had bet that Oppy would reach Victoria on Sol 820. Guess I missed by a bit...

Auto-update from JPL

In case you're wondering: Yes, I'm aware that the auto-update from JPL is no longer working. They changed something on the site. I haven't had a chance to update MMB to work around the problem yet, but will eventually... or sooner, if Exploratorium stops working again. Fortunately for now, Exploratorium is chugging happily along releasing images.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Big Burns Cliff Panorama


The above panorama was made using both Daniel Crotty's callibrated color images and Navcam images, combined in MMB and projected finally using Autostitch. Many versions of the Burns Cliff mosaic have been produced but to my knowledge this one is unique in combining Pancam and Navcam images - at least I don't remember NASA releasing one like this. (Ed: I'm sure they have one; they probably just didn't release it.)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Back to Burns Cliff


Here are some views from way back at Burns Cliff (Opportunity Sol 285-295) combining Daniel Crotty's callibrated color images with Navcam context images.

Currently with Opportunity (Sol 809), Victoria Crater is just about in sight on the horizon, although still a long way away.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Version 1.4.7

Midnight Mars Browser version 1.4.7 is up. This version fixes image generation so that generated images that become unused are cleaned up. Images can become unused when a better filter sequence becomes available or when the image generation preferences are changed. This version also includes other miscellaneous fixes.

Download the latest version

PDS 8 Metadata Update


Daniel Crotty's callibrated color images have been updated for Sol 541 through 630, to correspond with the latest PDS release. Above is a view of Opportunity on Sol 569-670 using the callibrated color images in MMB; there are a bunch of other images at the flickr page.