On to 5000

On to 5000
On to 5000 Opportunity recorded the dawn of her 4,999th Martian day or sol with her Pancam on Feb. 15, 2018. The image above, processed in approximate true Martian color, looks across Endeavour Crater from the inner slope of the crater's western rim. This view, which combines three separate exposures taken through filters, was processed at Texas A&M University to correct for some of the oversaturation and glare. Despite radiometric correction, interpolation to fill in gaps in the data caused by saturation due to Sun's brightness, and warping the red and blue images to undo the effects of time passing between each of the exposures through different filters, the image still includes some artifacts from pointing a camera with a dusty lens. Even so – it’s a keeper. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU / Texas A&M

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