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Reusch Crater by Doug Hardy

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Doug Hardy Doug Hardy
Explore score
0.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 07, 2012
Date taken
Sep 25, 2012

This ~214° panorama depicts Kibo's Reusch Crater, the rim of which is visible here as the high point in all directions; it measures ~850 meters in diameter (Google Earth).

The entire summit caldera is roughly 2.5 km in diameter, and encompasses the Reusch Crater shown here. Being older, the summit crater edge is less sharply defined in most places.

In this panorama the inner-most crater is the youngest, and known as the Ash Pit (named after J.H. Ash; 130 m deep (Downie & Wilkinson, 1972)). Note how sharp the rim appears, which is over 300 m in diameter; this is Kibo's final vent.

Also visible, left of the Ash Pit, is an area known as the Terrace. Fumarolic activity was first noticed here by H.W. Tilman in August 1933 and, along with sulfur deposits, can be readily seen today.

Reusch Crater is named after Lutheran missionary R. Reusch from Marangu, who is said to have climbed Kilimanjaro at least 40 times. On his first climb in 1926 he found the leopard carcass which later captured the imagination of Ernest Hemingway.

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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.1.0161 (Windows)
Panorama size: 78 megapixels (21260 x 3696 pixels)
Input images: 9 (9 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 213.5 degrees wide by 37.1 degrees high (top=18.8, bottom=-18.3)
Vignette correction off
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D7000
Image size: 4928x3264 (16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-09-25 18:15:05 - 2012-09-25 18:15:33
Aperture: f/7.1 - f/10
Exposure time: 0.0025 - 0.005
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 42.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 50.1 to 61.8 percent
Computer stats: 6141.54 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 1:34 (10 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 13 seconds, Projection: 13 seconds, Blending: 1:08
(Preview finished in 44 seconds)
Color Adjustments:
saturation: 1.14

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