Dear Santa, Please Bring me a 16,000 x 12,000 pixel camera.

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jimd_stock
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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:34AM


The Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101


(M101) is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy that has


ever been released from Hubble. The image measures a whopping 16,000 by


12,000 pixels. 


See photo


(Edited on 2006-12-21 08:54:24 by jimd_stock)

(Edited on 2006-12-21 08:56:08 by jimd_stock)
sylvanworksCLOSED
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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:53AM
whoa. That's awesome! My new desktop wallpaper.

Here is some info to provide perspective on how insignificant we actually are in the scheme of things:

"The giant spiral disk of stars, dust, and gas is 170,000 light-years across or nearly twice the diameter of our galaxy, the Milky Way. M101 is estimated to contain at least one trillion stars. Approximately 100 billion of these stars could be like our Sun in terms of temperature and lifetime.

The galaxy's spiral arms are sprinkled with large regions of star-forming nebulae. These nebulae are areas of intense star formation within giant molecular hydrogen clouds. Brilliant young clusters of hot, blue, newborn stars trace out the spiral arms. The disk of M101 is so thin that Hubble easily sees many more distant galaxies lying behind the galaxy.

M101 (also nicknamed the Pinwheel Galaxy) lies in the northern circumpolar constellation, Ursa Major (The Great Bear), at a distance of 25 million light-years from Earth. Therefore, we are seeing the galaxy as it looked 25 million years ago — when the light we're receiving from it now was emitted by its stars — at the beginning of Earth's Miocene Period, when mammals flourished and the Mastodon first appeared on Earth. The galaxy fills a region in the sky equal to one-fifth the area of the full moon."
jimd_stock
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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:08AM
Download High Resolution Images:

[li]Large FileJPEG - 9.48 MB 6000 X 4690[/li]
[li]Large FileTIFF - 22.89 MB 3600 X 2814[/li][/list]
Download Full Resolution Images:

[li]Massive FileJPEG - 58.70 MB 15852 X 12392[/li]
[li]Massive FileTIFF - 442.34 MB[/li][/list]

 


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inkit
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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:34AM
i downloaded the "Massive File JPEG" and inspected it. unfortunately, i'm going to have to reject for pixel discoloration, overfiltering, compression (in some of the outside edges) and poor stitching (visible seams where the stitching doesn't quite line up). i will however, allow a resubmit. i think most of these problems can be resolved by downsampling the file to an XXL size.
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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:10AM
Dear Santa, Please Bring me a 16,000 x 12,000 pixel camera


GRANTED. But he only brings a 32mb memory card.

oh that was the other thread...
jimd_stock
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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:26PM

Hey, that means I only need 14 cards to capture it all.  It does remember where it stopped recording , right?


 
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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:30AM

whats the buildquality, how does af perform, noise/sensitivity ratio?, can i put my ef-lenzes on it? , does it have a pop up flash? , can i use it as a webcam?


if yes i'll take it(the camera that is) 
BMPix
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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:20AM
You can buy a camera of that resolution and more very cheaply these days - it uses 5x4 film!


Posted By jimd_stock:


The Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101


(M101) is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy that has


ever been released from Hubble. The image measures a whopping 16,000 by


12,000 pixels. 


See photo


(Edited on 2006-12-21 08:54:24 by jimd_stock)

(Edited on 2006-12-21 08:56:08 by jimd_stock)

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:24AM
Posted By BMPix:
You can buy a camera of that resolution and more very cheaply these days - it uses 5x4 film!


 
Not sure about that but even if it does match the pixel dimensions you probably wouldn't get equivalent resolving power from the lens.
silverstudio
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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:36AM
Wonder what they'd say if I e-mailed them a guide to noise reduction.    lol
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