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Columnar Jointing in Catoctin Formation by Alan Pitts

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Taken by
Alan Pitts Alan Pitts
Explore score
1.66 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 30, 2012
Date taken
Jan 28, 2012

This GigaPan was taken on Compton Peak in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. The view of the camera is looking roughly west back up the hill towards the peak. These columns are in Catoctin metabasalt and are arguably the best examples of columnar jointing in Virginia.

Image made as part of the MAGIC project (Mid-Atlantic Geo-Imagery Collection)

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  1. Igor Chernishov

    Igor Chernishov (May 26, 2014, 09:30AM )


The GigaPan EPIC Series, Purchase an GigaPan EPIC model and receive GigaPan Stitch complimentary

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1565 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1663 megapixels (49848 x 33372 pixels)
Input images: 195 (15 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 78.1 degrees wide by 52.3 degrees high (top=50.8, bottom=-1.5)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0461 c2=-0.0269
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-01-28 12:36:05 - 2012-01-28 12:59:05
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 361.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 9.8 to 44.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 5.9 to 34.5 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 18:48 (5.8 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:43, Projection: 2:05, Blending: 12:00
(Preview finished in 8:51)

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