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STS-125 Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39-A at night by Ron Hipschman

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Ron Hipschman Ron Hipschman
Explore score
0.13 Gigapixels
Date added
May 19, 2009
Date taken
May 10, 2009

Gigapan robotic tripod head


Beautifully lit at night, the shuttle is dazzling in the darkness of Kennedy Space Center. Some unfortunate movement of the GigaPan robot during the 0.5 second exposure ruined the otherwise glorious shot.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Ron Hipschman

    Ron Hipschman (May 20, 2009, 03:27PM )

    Only press (or very lucky science museum correspondents!) can get to this area. We are only about 500 feet from the Shuttle. Definitely not on the public tour.

  2. T. Emrich

    T. Emrich (May 20, 2009, 07:10AM )

    Hi, very nice panorama. Wonder if you can get that close as visitor during the night equipped with a gigapanbot and a tripod? I was in Florida last week, but after reading the limitations I did not choose to visit the Space Center. Regards ET

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 130 megapixels (15031 x 8664 pixels)
Input images: 20 (5 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 36.8 degrees wide by 21.2 degrees high (top=17.6, bottom=-3.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-05-10 16:35:30 - 2009-05-10 16:36:57
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.5
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 30.1 to 32.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.6 to 36.9 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 11:13 (0:33 per picture)
Alignment: 0:46, Projection: 1:31, Blending: 8:55

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