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imaging the imager by jay longson

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
jay longson jay longson
Explore score
0.38 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 05, 2010
Date taken
Apr 04, 2010

This is a micro-gigapan of a small segment of the CCD (charge coupled device) image sensor from a Canon PowerShot G1. The CCD containes 3.34 mega pixels and the chip is approximately 8mm wide.

In the process of trying to convert the camera to be infrared sensitive by removing the IR filter I managed to accidently cut one of the ribbon cables :( but now I get to image it :)

This Gigapan is part of the macro/micro/nano GigaPan project, which is working to take large pictures of very small things.

This mosaic consists of 170 images taken at ~1000X magnification.

Read more on the project blog at nanogigapan.blogspot.com Will open in a new tab or window
and see more of our work on the gigapan site at:

Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (April 16, 2010, 05:24AM )


The GigaPan EPIC Series, Purchase an GigaPan EPIC model and receive GigaPan Stitch complimentary

Where in the World is this GigaPan?


Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 375 megapixels (47944 x 7828 pixels)
Input images: 170 (34 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 14.1 degrees wide by 2.3 degrees high (top=1.9, bottom=-0.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-04-04 13:10:46 - 2010-04-04 13:29:21
Aperture: f/4
Exposure time: 0.166667
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 266.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 37.4 to 91.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.2 to 61.5 percent
Computer stats: 1536 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 26:07 (9.2 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 11:42, Projection: 1:45, Blending: 12:40
(Preview finished in 15:44)

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