posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 10:25 AM
Originally posted by thetiler
Now if we had that kind of clarity with the tubes and the face of mars and all the anomalies instead of all the .gifs we would know more about mars
Cool image, the tiled roofs look almost cartoonish there is so much detail.. Thanks for sharing!
There is always a comment like yours on the first page of a gigapixel picture thread.
These pictures are taken with a high end digital slr camera (DSLR) on a computerised tripod like this.
If you really want to see close up images of Mars go here HiRise
and for the Moon go here
These sites can show you images at 50cm/pixel or better.
High res Face on Mars
For a Gigapixel picture the tripod is set up take a series of pictures sometimes thousands in a set method it scans like a TV picture from one side to
the other drops a little scans back the other way drops a little again etc etc to all the pictures are taken.
That's why funny anomalies can crop up like people with no legs or legs with no body because the person was on the edge of one of the pictures.
I have a 16mp Sony SLT (DSLR) camera I can take small panoramas automatically in the camera and stitch loads of these together to form a massive
image, it will even take a 3D panorama I can watch via my PS3 on my 3D tv.
These types of tripod heads have dropped in price and many amatuer photographers uses them to make timelapse videos along with other equipment such as
Some people have used goto telescope mounts to use with their cameras to do things like this.
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