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Bibliotheca Augusta, Herzog August Bibliotek (Lessing Library and Museum), Wolfenbuttel, Germany by David Douglass

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Taken by
David Douglass David Douglass
Explore score
1.93 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 09, 2009
Date taken
Jul 08, 2009

The Bibliotheca Augusta is home to tens of thousands of ancient texts including one book valued at around $20 Million. A large part of the collection is dedicated to ancient astronomy and astrology. The turnstile book holder (the large old wooden thing to the left of center on the first floor) was hand built by the famous poet and author, Gotthold Ephriam Lessing, over 100 years ago. This shot was difficult to get since they didn't allow tripods in and the light was kept so low (to help preserve the books I think) that the shutter speed sat at 2.5 seconds for each of the 368 shots while the Gigapan unit rested on a table which might account for the beautiful arches being rendered so poorly. Shot with a Canon G9.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1925 megapixels (61057 x 31541 pixels)
Input images: 368 (23 columns by 16 rows)
Field of view: 145.0 degrees wide by 74.9 degrees high (top=71.5, bottom=-3.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-08 05:26:54 - 2009-07-08 06:10:08
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 1.3
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 32.7 to 77.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.1 to 48.8 percent
Computer stats: 1789.69 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 18:32:21 (3:01 per picture)
Alignment: 1:21:03, Projection: 1:02:24, Blending: 16:08:53

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