Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fun with Fisheyes

Well - I'm up at the Vatican Telescope again - just in time to see the STS-123/ISS/ATV evening passes over Mt. Graham. I had the opportunity to photograph the spectacule with my 8mm circular fisheye and the Canon 5D.

All three spacecraft are visible as shown in the detail crop from the original 6 minute and 30 second exposure at f/3.5 and ISO 1600.

A simple polar to rectangular conversion of the fisheye image produces a bizarre 360 degree panorama of the scene.

Here are a few more pans for your entertainment.


Tuugii said...

man,,, wow,,, those pans are crazy!!!! love them!

Jim said...

Great fisheye shots. Pretty funny looking pans!

Say, is there still snow and ice on the roads? Will I need a 4WD vehicle when I go up to the VATT this Saturday (the 5th)? Looks like some snow in your pictures.

Susi said...

These are wonderful Dave!!

Lafir said...

In short