Opportunity: Southwestward the course

4627-pancam1F538951418EFFCVGZP1214R0M_Sol 4627, January 29, 2017. Rover pilots use the Pancam’s narrower field of view — one-third that of the Navcam — to scout farther ahead in the direction they plan to drive.

Here the Pancam made a three-frame composite of the shallow valley leading to the southwest from the rover’s position on the rim crest.

At right is the view from the front Hazcam, with Mt. Jefferson lying directly ahead and the shallow valley to the right. (Both images enlarge when clicked.)

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, a location map, and atmospheric opacity, known as tau.

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