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NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum
Explore score
123
Size
0.22 Gigapixels
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36692
Date added
May 10, 2010
Date taken
May 09, 2010
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This insect specimen drawer exemplifies the diversity of forms displayed by species in the four largest insect orders: Coleoptera (beetles & weevils), Hymenoptera (wasps, bees & ants), Lepidoptera (moths & butterflies), and Diptera (true flies). Together these orders comprise over 800,000 species, the majority of the diversity of multicellular life.

This panorama was done as part of a larger collection digitization effort at the North Carolina State University Insect Museum, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DBI-0847924). The purpose of this image is to enable virtual browsing of our research collection. The snapshot feature of this website allows for annotations of these images, including: taxonomic determination of specimens, suggested corrections, questions, and loan requests. For more information about the museum, please visit insectmuseum.org Will open in a new tab or window.


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  1. Paul Heckbert

    Paul Heckbert (November 14, 2010, 06:29AM )

    This gigapan is on display in the Gigapixel Imaging for Science Gallery Show, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, November 2010. See it in the gallery space at gigapan.org/gigapans/64744/ .

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GigaPan Stitcher version 1.0.0520 (Windows)
Panorama size: 218 megapixels (15300 x 14304 pixels)
Input images: 42 (6 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 59.9 degrees wide by 56.0 degrees high (top=23.7, bottom=-32.3)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G11
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-05-09 23:22:05 - 2010-05-09 23:26:28
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.02
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.8 to 46.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 27.9 to 32.3 percent
Computer stats: 2037.61 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 7:41 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:48, Projection: 36 seconds, Blending: 5:17
(Preview finished in 3:18)

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