We thought we already knew how Mars looks up close thanks to Andrew Brodov’s stunning panoramas. But, Andrew has surpassed even himself with this Mars Gigapixel.

Andrew Bodrov is a member of the International Virtual Reality Photography Association (IVRPA) and he has been professionally engaged in panoramic photography for over 12 years. Also he loves stitching NASA photographs for making panoramas that are out of this world.

 

Mars Gigapixel Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 panorama made by 

 

Some information about the Mars Rovers and about the Gigapixel

The Curiosity Rover has 17 cameras. This panorama has been made with 407 images that were taken from the left and right mastcams. The bulk of the Gigapixel has been stitched with the pictures from the 100mm lens and gaps were filled with the pictures from the 34mm lens. It’s because of this you’ll find some parts that have lower resolution.

Although the Mars Gigapixel has 4 billon pixels, the cameras only have 2 Megapixel, which is almost nothing if you compare them with a pocket camera or even with a phone. But don’t forget that NASA has to send these cameras to Mars and that means that they have to survive radiations and other hazards. They are the bravest cameras that NASA scientists have found ;)

 

Picture from www.wired.com

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  1. Tyinternety.cz | Podívejte se na největší panorama z Marsu díky české službě 360cities says:

    [...] Dvougigapixelový snímek sestavil Andrew Bodrov, profesionální panoramatický fotograf z estonského Tallinnu, z mnoha set snímků pořízených sedmnácti kamerami vesmírné sondy Curiosity. Při přenosu na Zemi fotografie překonaly vzdálenost desítek milionů kilometrů. “Jedná se o největší panoramatický snímek z povrchu mimozemského tělesa, jaký byl kdy pořízen – šance vidět Mars v takovém detailu a podělit se o to se světem pro nás znamená mimořádnou událost,” uvedl zakladatel 360Cities Jeffrey Martin. Společnost zatím nejpodrobnější snímek svého druhu představila dnes na svém blogu. [...]

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