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You can find hundreds if not thousands of such photos by using the Planetary Data System search engine. Although most are not that "pretty". Here's a sample query for Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and Terminator. One of the images returned has this label DATA_SET_ID = "MRO-M-HIRISE-2-EDR-V1.0" DATA_SET_NAME = "MRO ...


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Viking Orbiter "violet-light" picture 34A13, it shows the region east and northeast of the Argyre basin during winter in the southern hemisphere. (a) Most of the snow-covered Argyre basin is shown. This was taken just after the winter solstice when solar heating was minimal. Further down it says the location is 47° S, 22° W I found it in NASA-SP-441 ...


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Here is an image of Mars from an altitude of about 200 statute miles, I suppose. Unfortunately I don't know its precise altitude and which probe shot it. There are hardly descriptions of it.


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It's two reasons actually. Since the MAHLI has a narrow FOV, it can't fit the entire rover in one photograph. Similar to the reason why you don't see your arm when you take a selfie. The camera's FOV isn't big enough to fit your arm (unless you point the camera down, then your arm will be visible). However, this is only the case when the MAHLI images the ...


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PIA10244: Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars article you link to links to the JPL image catalog page PIA10244: Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars which says: The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and ...


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Unless I oversaw in answers already given - the manufacturer modified the controls of the camera slightly, the "rings" received levers so you could move them easy even with the thick gloves, and the usual small knob was replaced likewise by a lever that could be easier operated with gloves https://cdn.hasselblad.com/e407a3b3-714b-4efa-aa74-...


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And there are two other secrets in most professional photography: For one they sometimes reframe pictures before they get published. And this could be done even in good old analog time. Tilted a little - just move it when exposing the prints. Too much background - just crop the image so it fits better. And so on... And secondly: only publish the good ...


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Added as a (now largely unnecessary) extension to the explanation of the training Well framed images, such as this one actually weren't that well framed a little black border added at the top really helps (thank goodness there are no antennas sticking up, eh?) and cutting out that noisy foreground has the double benefit of leaving just a single track of ...


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The astronauts did a lot of training with the cameras. The used 60 mm wide angle lens (angular field diagonal 63°, side 47°) and the large image format (53 * 53 mm) helped them in framing. The 500 mm lens had a special notch and bead viewfinder, see first image. Image of a suited training from this page. Apollo 16 geologic training-exercises in Sudbury,...


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