A couple more VRs here: Opportunity Quicktime VRs
The thing that's unfortunate is that I can't really do justice to the Pancam images in these VRs, because Java 3D isn't allowing me to exceed a certain size when I capture the images that make up the VRs. So the Pancam images in these come out maybe a third of the resolution they should be, if that. It's frustrating - otherwise it would be a neat little system.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Linked below is a movie of Opportunity's journey south from Erebus Crater so far, from Sol 758 to Sol 878. It is made up of 61 MMB Navcam panorama views, simulating a view from "above," facing South, as Opportunity travels torward Victoria Crater. The movie is in Quicktime format, 7.2Mb large. You may want to right-click and save it and play it in Quicktime Player, as the controls may be off the bottom of the screen if you are viewing it in a web browser on a 1024x768 resolution monitor.
Opportunity's Journey South from Erebus
I might go back later and improve the anti-vignetting on some of the panoramas, but you get the idea.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Almost there... Beagle crater is actually off to the left in this false-color image. It looks like we'll be checking out the strange debris field (or whatever it is) to the west of Beagle before we see the crater itself. The interest level should increase from here ... soon we should also get some idea of what is waiting for us *beyond* Beagle, like what the 'apron' around Victoria is going to be like for driving. As Steve Squyres pointed out recently, we really don't know... We are approaching unfamiliar terrain, which is what makes this so exciting.