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The Science Museum of Minnesota by Tom Nelson

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Taken by
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Explore score
1.61 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 19, 2010
Date taken
Nov 19, 2010

Canon G10 with Raynox DCR-1540...


The 370,000-square-foot Science Museum of Minnesota is in St. Paul, Minnesota. The current location has been open since 1999. It houses a space for travelling exhibitions and five permanent galleries covering the topics of paleontology, physical science and technology, the human body, peoples and cultures of the Mississippi River, and the museum's collections, as well as a domed Imax theater.

My gigapan of the outside is at gigapan.org/gigapans/54739/. You can learn more about the museum at www.smm.org Will open in a new tab or window/.
Thanks to the staff of the museum for allowing me to photograph.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (December 09, 2010, 06:23AM )

    I went to the Houston Museum of Science and tried to take a panorama and after seeing the difficulty that I experienced in my meager attempt, I am more impressed with what Tom has accomplished. All I have to show from my great effort is a simple outdoor panorama of the zoo train: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/66550/

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 21, 2010, 11:13AM )

    Excellent work Tom. I know from experience it can be very hard work getting a shot like this done when one does not work at the institution concerned. I assume you had to work through all manner of issues from Health and Safety in a World Gone Mad (very popular in the UK right now) to copyright to public liability to ... Or did you just sneak in when the guy on the door wasn't looking? :-)

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (November 20, 2010, 01:40PM )

    Another extraordinary GigaPan Tom! This should make all the other science museums here in the States very envious and next week, I will go to the Houston Museum of Natural Science (www.hmns.org/index.php?option=com_ content&view=article&id=56&amp ;Itemid=8 Will open in
a new tab or window) and show them your GigaPan. They have seen my series. Maybe one day you and I will meet in a museum :)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1614 megapixels (81216 x 19876 pixels)
Input images: 208 (26 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 178.5 degrees wide by 43.7 degrees high (top=8.6, bottom=-35.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-11-19 17:10:40 - 2010-11-19 17:34:52
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.8
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 51.6 mm (+ 181 unknown)
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 26.5 to 45.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 27.3 to 31.6 percent
Computer stats: 8192 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 16:51 (4.9 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:20, Projection: 2:35, Blending: 11:55
(Preview finished in 8:27)

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