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NOVA: Inside a Nuclear Power Plant by NOVA Online WGBH

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0.82 Gigapixels
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1194
Date added
Mar 25, 2011
Date taken
Mar 29, 2011
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To prepare for the grave responsibility of operating a nuclear power plant, engineers at the Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts spend hundreds of hours each year training at a nearby simulator. It features an exact replica of the plant's control room, down to every detail in the lights, buttons, labels, and audio signals. In this Gigapan image, get a glimpse of how workers at the actual plant monitor its operation and safety.


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  1. NOVA Online WGBH

    NOVA Online WGBH (January 09, 2013, 06:00PM )

    Like airline pilots, nuclear operators follow checklists in the case of an emergency. These binders hold hundreds of lists, each of which corresponds to a specific alarm that might sound in the control room.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1240 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 819 megapixels (47608 x 17212 pixels)
Input images: 162 (18 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 173.0 degrees wide by 62.6 degrees high (top=20.5, bottom=-42.1)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=0.000689 c2=-0.00649
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon (+ 4 unknown)
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS (+ 4 unknown)
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-03-23 06:14:33 - 2011-03-23 06:30:36 (+ 4 unknown)
Aperture: f/5.6 (+ 4 unknown)
Exposure time: 0.04 (+ 4 unknown)
ISO: 400 (+ 4 unknown)
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 151.8 mm (+ 4 unknown)
Digital zoom: off (+ 4 unknown)
White balance: Fixed (+ 4 unknown)
Exposure mode: Manual (+ 4 unknown)
Horizontal overlap: 29.8 to 45.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.1 to 34.7 percent
Computer stats: 3840 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 24:41 (9.1 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 3:35, Projection: 2:52, Blending: 18:14
(Preview finished in 9:30)

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