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ted Brattstrom ted Brattstrom
Explore score
0.96 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 05, 2010
Date taken
Sep 05, 2010

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS


Welcome to the worlds largest mountain and volcano - Mauna Loa!!! It may seem un-impressive, however it is 4169 meters high (13,679ft). Being a shield volcano, the slope is very gentle, but sustained. It does snow at the summit most winters. Often it stays for a few days, occasionally for weeks and months. Not ski-able, for that you'll have to go over to Mauna Kea.

To hike to the top, plan on 2 to 3 days. Spend a night at about 3000 meters (Red Hill or part way to the NOAA observatory) - then to the summit (stay in the shelter for the night) - then back down.

Mauna Loa is considered to be an active volcano - it last erupted in 1984. Since it has erupted, on average, every 15 or so years, we are waiting. (There have been no seismic signals of any approaching eruption, so it won't be anytime soon)

This panorama is taken from about 1000m on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. So the vertical change is about 3000m - and the visible top is about 28.5km away.

It is fairly easy to see where one section of the park boundary is :-)

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Loa Will open in a new tab or window
Webcam at the summit: volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/cams/MLcam Will open in a new tab or window/

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 964 megapixels (72424 x 13316 pixels)
Input images: 144 (24 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 132.2 degrees wide by 24.3 degrees high (top=10.5, bottom=-13.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-05 07:58:54 - 2010-09-05 08:09:25
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 11.0 to 17.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 15.7 to 19.1 percent
Computer stats: 2007.63 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 28:11 (12 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:52, Projection: 1:57, Blending: 19:22
(Preview finished in 11:35)

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