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Pancam and Navcam

The Pancam is a panoramic imaging system that provides views in stereo and false color infrared wavelengths (green, red, infrared) of the surface around the rover. Spatial resolution is approximately 0.3 to 0.4 milliradians/pixel.

The Navcam is used to navigate the rover. It has better stereo precision because of a wider field of view, allowing it to image more in a single frame. Unlike the Pancam, it does not image in color.

The Athena Payload website contains more information about the Pancam flight model.

This picture shows the masthead with the cover removed to show the Pancam and the Navcam. The Pancam is made up of the two large cameras with the Navcam cameras on the outer edges.