More 3D Phoenix Mars Lander pictures

June 6, 2008 Leave a comment

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve put together over two dozen anaglyphs from Sol 0 (landing) through Sol 11.  I’m particularly satisfied with the results of this Sol 11 picture:

phx_sol011_002

All the images can be seen in my Flickr set. And Flickr members (free!) can enjoy the images in their full glory–up to 1024×1024 resolution!

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Phoenix Mars Lander footpad in 3D: Take 2

May 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Phoenix Mars lander footpad in 3D (better version)

This is much better.  Credit goes to this page for the PaintShopPro-specific how-to.

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NASA Phoenix Mars Lander in 3D

May 26, 2008 Leave a comment
phx_sol000_001 Phoenix Mars lander footpad in 3D (better version)

This won’t be as compelling as those beautiful pseudo-color panoramas that the fine folks at JPL and the University of Arizona will be putting together in the next couple days.  Nevertheless, this 3D image I’ve put together gives you a sense of standing in the northern polar region of Mars and looking down at your feet.  Click on the image to get the full-size version from Flickr.

The picture is composed from images (1,2) captured by both cameras of the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 0.  I used Paint Shop Pro to merge the images and an old pair of cardboard red-and-blue 3D glasses to test the results.

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Hello world!

November 15, 2007 Leave a comment

As a programmer, it’s only fitting that the first post be titled “Hello world!” For that reason, I have left the WordPress default title as-is.

And as a first time blogger—believe it or not—this title is duly appropriate. Traditionally the first program learned in any language outputs a simple “Hello world” to the screen. So goes my first utterances into the blogosphere, intrawebs, network of tubes…whatever you want to call it.

And just like a “Hello World” program, this first post will be brief and succinct.

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