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About This Gigapan

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NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum
Explore score
0.22 Gigapixels
Date added
May 10, 2010
Date taken
May 09, 2010

This insect specimen drawer exemplifies the diversity of forms displayed by species in the four largest insect orders: Coleoptera (beetles & weevils), Hymenoptera (wasps, bees & ants), Lepidoptera (moths & butterflies), and Diptera (true flies). Together these orders comprise over 800,000 species, the majority of the diversity of multicellular life.

This panorama was done as part of a larger collection digitization effort at the North Carolina State University Insect Museum, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DBI-0847924). The purpose of this image is to enable virtual browsing of our research collection. The snapshot feature of this website allows for annotations of these images, including: taxonomic determination of specimens, suggested corrections, questions, and loan requests. For more information about the museum, please visit insectmuseum.org Will open in a new tab or window.

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  1. Paul Heckbert

    Paul Heckbert (November 14, 2010, 06:29AM )

    This gigapan is on display in the Gigapixel Imaging for Science Gallery Show, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, November 2010. See it in the gallery space at gigapan.org/gigapans/64744/ .

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 1.0.0520 (Windows)
Panorama size: 218 megapixels (15300 x 14304 pixels)
Input images: 42 (6 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 59.9 degrees wide by 56.0 degrees high (top=23.7, bottom=-32.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G11
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-05-09 23:22:05 - 2010-05-09 23:26:28
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.02
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.8 to 46.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 27.9 to 32.3 percent
Computer stats: 2037.61 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 7:41 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:48, Projection: 36 seconds, Blending: 5:17
(Preview finished in 3:18)

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