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Stress & Strain by Jen Piatek

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Taken by
Jen Piatek Jen Piatek
Explore score
0.61 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 21, 2008
Date taken
Oct 17, 2008

GigaPan w/Canon SD850


More of the Hebron Gneiss (Gillette Castle State Park, CT).

A lovely outcrop that is full of abused rocks - some form boudins (stretched crystals), others more deformed ("sigma structures", where the crystals are stretched into almost 's' shapes by the forces altering the rock), and others simply melted under the stress (see the snapshot "pseudo-tachylytes").

More info on the geology of the park can be found at www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325132&depNav_GID=1650 Will open in a new tab or window
I was here with a group of geology students from CCSU learning how to measure and record the stresses that formed these rocks. You can see some of the other places we stopped at gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=11171, and gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=11168

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 606 megapixels (29410 x 20614 pixels)
Input images: 256 (16 columns by 16 rows)
Field of view: 134.5 degrees wide by 94.3 degrees high (top=73.0, bottom=-21.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/5.5
Exposure time: 0.0015625 - 0.2
ISO: 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 50.1 to 81.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 46.7 to 52.6 percent
Computer stats: 1024 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 10:53:44 (2:33 per picture)
Alignment: 28:28, Projection: 17:24, Blending: 10:07:50

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