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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Molly Gibson
- Explore score
- 0.03 Gigapixels
- Date added
- July 01, 2009
- Date taken
- June 30, 2009
This is a small gigapan (48 pictures) of a piece of lichen. This lichen is magnified 300x using a scanning electron microscope. Lichen is an interesting organism, it is a mixture between a fungus and an algae which can withstand extreme environments. The Spanish have exposed lichen to the vacuum of space and shown that it survived.
The lichen was given to us to image by Thomas Beer a PhD student from Germany.
This Gigapan is part of the NanoGigaPan project. Which is working to take high resolution images of very small things.
Read more on the project blog at nanogigapan.blogspot.com
and see more of our work on the gigapan site at gigapan.org/profiles/mollyg
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4087 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 27 megapixels (5111 x 5455 pixels)
Input images: 48 (6 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 0.3 degrees wide by 0.3 degrees high (top=0.3, bottom=-0.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: unknown
Image size: 1280x960 (1.2 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 39.1 to 43.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.8 to 36.2 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 10:29 (0:13 per picture)
Alignment: 2:58, Projection: 0:40, Blending: 6:50