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Offline chimera

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« on: 06/06/2005 16:25:10 »
This flash animation shows a composite picture of quite incredible detail- try the + to zoom in - until you can read a licence plate a mile off, or something... awesome:

http://www.tpd.tno.nl/Pics/DII/gigazoom/Delft2.htm
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« Reply #1 on: 06/06/2005 18:37:15 »
That is rather impressive. My camera is 16.7 Mega pix & I thought that was good!
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« Reply #2 on: 07/06/2005 08:51:22 »
I think it is a collage of loads of smaller pictures all put together - so cool, but needs a very long exposure time ;)

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« Reply #3 on: 07/06/2005 22:35:44 »
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Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

That is rather impressive. My camera is 16.7 Mega pix & I thought that was good!



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Re: 2.5 gigapixel picture
« Reply #4 on: 07/06/2005 22:37:45 »
Do you think my old Polaroid can take pictures like that ?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 07/06/2005 22:49:46 »
Yeah, Rob - that's the 1. I picked it up on a trip to the states a while back.
I do a lot of wildlife photography & I needed something with very high res so I could fit a good zoom lens on it & shoot from a distance (getting too close to a lot of the animals spooks them)
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Re: 2.5 gigapixel picture
« Reply #6 on: 07/06/2005 22:55:41 »
Love to play with one of those... mjam.

Yes, you could in theory make your own composite pictures with a simpler camera, sixelms. You could make several 'zoom' levels, but the important part is to 'stitch' the pix together, and for that they use adapted software from NASA that does the same with all these camerashots of satellites for instance, glueing them into one big picture, which is sometimes why a planet can look like 'patchwork'. It is... [:)]

found a nice 'unfinished'-looking example:

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Projects/JupiterSatellites/europa/europa_npole_6115.jpg

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« Reply #7 on: 09/06/2005 10:37:53 »
well i was expecting my 3.1 mega pixcel cam to be the best cam of the world coz no one needs more than 3.1 mega pix snap and 3.1 is enough for them.
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