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Taken by
The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
Explore score
0.16 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 02, 2010
Date taken
Nov 02, 2010

Gigapan Pro + Canon 7D + 18-55...


© The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

This is a version of www.gigapan.org/gigapans/64036/ made using tone mapping.

Update: according to the UK Met Office these are not sundogs but they don't know what is causing the "Kilgorebows" in the sky either. I'm betting on some sort of internal effect in the camera that has been amplified by the stitching process.

You can see the city in more detail in this 17Gpix image gigapan.org/gigapans/64035/

Gigapan Comments (9)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 11:05AM )

    For those of you who like me are members of the Dark Brotherhood of Autopano users, I have asked about this image here: www.autopano.net/forum/viewtopic.p hp?pid=72075#p72075 Will open in
a new tab or window @Man Garnier: you are *so* silly! Welcome to the team dude.

  2. Man Garnier

    Man Garnier (November 04, 2010, 05:45AM )

    The BBC may send cameras & crews to see if they can replicate this. Can you tell them on a postcard what the temperature was at the time on the horizon and all other relevant details. There may be a finder's fee you could claim - otherwise you could be standing in the exact spot as they arrive and refuse to move without some sort of inducement. Apparently it was not the Archer's transmission signals after all but the BBC may still have an interest. I believe it has a sign wave look to it and therefore have not ruled out other soap transmissions.

  3. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 04, 2010, 03:22AM )

    "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" (Sherlock Holmes). Kilgorebows it is!

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 01:51AM )

    I think Chris is right. This is from the Met Office: "I don’t think the picture you took is of sun dogs, which are also known as mock suns, as they don’t look focussed enough to me. She continues "However, I was not there, so I can’t be sure, but they look nothing anything I have seen before, so I am not sure I can help." I guess there is no option but to term the effect "Kilgorebows". Do I win £5?

  5. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (November 03, 2010, 06:11PM )

    Sundogs are indeed caused by refraction by ice crystals, and occur exactly 22.5 degrees from the sun. In this 360 degree panorama, 22.5 degrees is about 1/16 of its horizontal width. There does not appear to be anything resembling a sundog at that position on either side of the sun. There does appear to be a bright spot behind the fort, which looks to be about 180 degrees from the sun. That could be a natural phenomenon, but the rest of the skyworks seem to be quite artificial. Note the patterns in the lawn, an environment where sundogs have not been reported in modern times.

  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 03, 2010, 12:31PM )

    ? Not at all. I did wonder what Tom was on about but he's only 10 years old so I wasn't too bothered.

  7. Man Garnier

    Man Garnier (November 03, 2010, 10:54AM )

    OK - you will have your humour at my expense - I thought this was a serious question Kilgore - I'm now withdrawing my copyright protection reflections and any memory of them. Good job we have tnp651 monitoring these comments.

  8. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 03, 2010, 09:36AM )

    I suspect that Kilgore was just being ironic (as he so often is). He seems to have picked up a nasty cough and that might have influenced his judgement.

  9. Man Garnier

    Man Garnier (November 03, 2010, 09:06AM )

    Yes - I generally just use a copyright symbol. However, for clarity you could add that fair & reasonable use is OK (provided you are asked and credited suitably) for free but reproduction or a use fee is appropriate (and necessary) for commercial use (and sometimes when it's not commercial too). You must check with the copyright holder and agree a fee before any use to avoid liquidated damages and/or 3x the amount that you would have charged if your permission had been gained (but wasn't). You have mentioned this with all your other images haven't you?

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