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- Taken by
- Keith Cowing
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- 0.09 Gigapixels
- Date added
- August 30, 2009
- Date taken
- May 01, 2009
This panorama was taken by Keith Cowing on 1 May 2009 at the IMG camp at Everest Base Camp, Nepal. A GigaPan Epic and Canon PowerShot G9 were used.
Beginning at far left you can see a portion of the Khumbu Icefall and the lower West Shoulder of Everest, the source of many severe avalanches this past season (one of which was fatal). The base of Nuptse is just to the right of the icefall. Roughly 120 degrees from the left margin is the Khumbu valley and the approach all climbers take to reach Everest Base Camp (at 17,500 feet above sea level). The image then swings around the cirque to show the base of Pumori, Lintgren and Cholastse, before arriving back at the base of Everest and the icefall.
In the foreground you can see the International Mountain Guides base camp, as well as photographer Keith Cowing of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education (minus his right hand due to a processing artifact)
This picture was taken as part of the coverage of astronaut Scott Parazynski's climb (Everest Updates online at onorbit.com/everest ) in coordination with Keith Cowing and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education ( www.challenger.org )
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 87 megapixels (29037 x 3006 pixels)
Input images: 85 (85 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 317.7 degrees wide by 32.9 degrees high (top=19.0, bottom=-13.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-05-01 06:32:10 - 2009-05-01 06:41:34
Exposure time: 0.001
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 91.1 to 92.4 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:11:14 (2:14 per picture)
Alignment: 9:09, Projection: 6:43, Blending: 2:55:22