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About This GigapanToggle
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- 0.15 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Dec 28, 2009
- Date taken
- Dec 28, 2009
Canon SX 10 on Epic 100
Sorry for this partial gigapan. This is again the battery issue of the Epic 100 mount.
I was going to take a nice 324 shot pano of the mineral collection of the museum of Earth Sciences at University of Silesia (approx 1.5 Gpx). I charged 6 AA size rechargeables (Energizer 2600 mAh) and total voltage on the battery holder was 7.8V, but the "Battery status" of Gigapan shown 7.4V as GOOD.
I set 5 sec. time per picture in Gigapan (1 sec. shutter speed and 2. sec self-timer in the camera), so it was expected something like a half an hour of pano shooting time. I pressed OK button and left the camera. When I was back after 30 minutes I found that batteries lasted only for 40 pictures; 200 seconds; 1/8 of the gigapan. The air temperature in the museum was "room temperature".
This is pretty disapointing, but it is just one example of my many unsucessful attempts to take the gigapanorama. I had some luck to take panoramas as big as 400 shots on the other hand.
Perhaps, my robot is defective, I don't know. I try to contact the customer service but there is no answer yet.
What is your experience with the battery performance? How does Gigapan power system perform outdoor in low temperatures. I have seen many panos taken in wintertime, so I think some gigarobots operates fine even below freezing temperatures. How about heavy duty external power source suitable to work for an hour or so in low temperatures?