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I'm lichen it by Molly Gibson

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Molly Gibson Molly Gibson
Explore score
0.03 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 01, 2009
Date taken
Jun 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 Will open in a new tab or window
and see more of our work on the gigapan site at gigapan.org/profiles/mollyg

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Stitcher Notes


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
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: 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

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