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Dragline under construction, Keephills, Alberta by Dave Belcher

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Dave Belcher Dave Belcher
Explore score
0.68 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 31, 2010
Date taken
Jun 20, 2009

A gigantic Bucyrus 8750 dragline is being built as part of the expansion of the Keephills coal-fired power plant west of Edmonton, Alberta. This view shows the basic framework and many of the components ready to install. When finished it will weigh about 8000 tons and have bucket capacity of about 160 cubic meters on a boom of 425 feet.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 683 megapixels (50428 x 13560 pixels)
Input images: 126 (18 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 54.0 degrees wide by 14.5 degrees high (top=6.1, bottom=-8.4)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ50
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-20 16:36:14 - 2009-06-20 16:42:42
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 420.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 23.3 to 26.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.8 to 50.1 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:05:53 (0:59 per picture)
Alignment: 5:14, Projection: 9:03, Blending: 1:51:36

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