Sunday, March 7, 2010

Off topic

Haven't done much astronomy for a while (actually I did do a polar alignment tonight) but I've been into GigaPanning. This is the combo of a robotised tripod head centred on the nodal point of a compact camera set to full zoom. This enables extremely detailed panoramas - including from tens to hundreds of images. It comes from the people who assemble the images from the Mars Spirit and Opportunity probes. These are a couple of early links (luckily the GigaPan site has room for these large images
http://gigapan.org/gigapans/43208/.


http://gigapan.org/gigapans/43929/

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