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Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Klystron Gallery by Ron Hipschman

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Ron Hipschman Ron Hipschman
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1.13 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 05, 2008
Date taken
Sep 04, 2008

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The 2-mile long Stanford Linear Accelerator pushes electrons very close to the speed of light. It is powered by klystron tubes (red cylinders), similar to the tubes in your microwave oven but much more powerful, spaced 40 feet apart. Your microwave klystron produces about 1000 watts of power, while the 250 klystrons of the accelerator each produce 65 megawatts (pulsed). The microwaves are injected into the accelerator below this gallery. The electrons in their vacuum tube "surf" the microwaves, accelerating as they go.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1130 megapixels (86167 x 13124 pixels)
Input images: 186 (31 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 217.1 degrees wide by 33.1 degrees high (top=12.3, bottom=-20.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 1
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 29.8 to 36.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 30.5 to 39.8 percent
Computer stats: 6144 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 3:05:38 (0:59 per picture)
Alignment: 8:35, Projection: 13:18, Blending: 2:43:45

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