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Fort Riley Kansas ~ The Big Red One by Steve Renich

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Steve Renich Steve Renich
Explore score
1.09 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 29, 2009
Date taken
Apr 11, 2009

GigaPan; Canon SD850 4x optica...


Fort Riley was established in 1853 along the banks of the Kansas River and near the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. It has been home to the famous 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments, the "Buffalo Soldiers" and is again home to The Big Red One. The post is also home to the First Capitol of the Kansas Territory (1855).

This image was taken later in the day the Konza Prairie image was taken. That location is only a few miles away. The skies have darkened due to the large number of prairie fires being burned in the flint hills.
The Konza Prairie www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=20901
The Atomic Cannon
This remnant of the cold war era is one of 20 produced of which 8 still exist. The M65 has a 42 foot barrel and fires an 11 inch projectile. This cannon is part of Freedom Park near Junction City, KS, sits atop the hills overlooking Fort Riley and can be seen from I-70 passing below. More information and a video of the test shot from an M65 can be seen at:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upshot-Knothole_Grable Will open in a new tab or window

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1092 megapixels (80780 x 13528 pixels)
Input images: 360 (40 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 60.3 degrees high (top=34.9, bottom=-25.4)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-04-11 16:56:03 - 2009-04-11 17:20:16
Aperture: f/5.5 - f/16
Exposure time: 0.000625 - 0.005
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 35.5 to 47.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.3 to 46.5 percent
Computer stats: 3062.36 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 7:47:47 (1:17 per picture)
Alignment: 35:58, Projection: 27:47, Blending: 6:44:01

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