This set of images compares test images taken by four cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before launch.
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Comparison of Curiosity Camera Fields of View

This set of images compares test images taken by four cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before launch. The image on the left shows a view from one of the black-and-white Navigation Cameras on the mast of Curiosity, looking down at the ground. The Navigation Cameras have a wider field of view (about 45 degrees) than the Mast Cameras (15 and 5 degrees) seen in the center of the figure, and Mars Hand Lens Imager (23 degrees), whose picture of the rock target is on the right. The outlines of the Mastcam and MAHLI images are shown superimposed on the Navcam image.

Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, supplied MAHLI and three other cameras for the mission. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory mission for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington, and built Curiosity.

Image details

ID#:
PIA15951

Date added:
2012-08-02

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

Instruments:
Navcam (MSL)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS