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Racetrack Playa Overview by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
2.48 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 16, 2010
Date taken
May 28, 2010

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

GigaPan Epic100 (1st generatio...

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel

Here's my scientific effort to document the mysterious racing rocks of Racetrack Valley (www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/deathvalley/rocks.html Will open in a new tab or window). I chose a high vantage point on the south side of the playa, near the bedrock source of the racing rocks. This GigaPan was taken near noon on May 28, 2010. It'll be interesting to try to reoccupy this spot in the future to see if I can document the motion of the racing rocks...

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2483 megapixels (107308 x 23140 pixels)
Input images: 528 (44 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 229.7 degrees wide by 49.5 degrees high (top=15.9, bottom=-33.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-05-28 14:57:35 - 2010-05-28 15:33:11
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.00125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 262.8 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 32.5 to 45.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 30.0 to 45.7 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:50:34 (13 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 46:02, Projection: 7:38, Blending: 56:54
(Preview finished in 1:05:11)

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