Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)

Description of Destriped Images

Some of the images listed in this column are MOC red wide angle camera pictures of the 3 crater impact study regions, Amazonis, Tharsis, and Arabia. Other images listed here are MOC narrow angle views of recent gully deposits and fresh impact sites. The only processing applied to the raw images in this case was a destriping algorithm that removes standard pixel-to-pixel variation noise from the images. (Raw data are found in the .imq files). If the image is a full-resolution narrow angle picture, the power supply noise (diagonal bands of dots) have also been removed. The images have not been rotated, no stretch or other cosmetic processing, nor adjustment for aspect ratio, have been applied. The destriped images are designed for public enjoyment and basic science utility.

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