Massive panoramic photo of Orion Nebula (324,000,000 pixels)

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    srobert

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    Anybody downloaded the Hubble's massive panoramic view of the Orion Nebula?

    It's so gorgeous I'm thinking about having it printed poster size. At 300 dpi it would make a 5x5 feet poster! The file is a 18,000 x 18,000 pixel, 385 MB tif file. The amount of detail is staggering.

    To fit this image at 100% on a computer display, we would need a 21x21 feet screen. Come on Apple, you can do it! ^_^

    This picture is so large, that we could cut it in pieces and make enough completely unique avatars for 57,600 MacRumors Forums members. :D

    http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2006/01/image/a+warn

    Click the thumbnail to see a sample. The full size picture is 22.5x larger on each side.
     

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    Nice! downloading the 394.3 mb file now. only 14 minutes to go....
     
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    excellent! I'm downloading it for my dual 24" displays (the 6000x6000). I might get a large print of it as well if the image quality is good - I'm going to try downloading the larger image later.

    D :D
     
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    Very cool, I'll definitely download this when I get home.

    It would be a nice poster to put on your ceiling.
     
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    Very nice. My first telescope is due to arrive next week (an Orion XT8 dob) and I can't wait for the weather to clear and get out to a good viewing spot.

    I have no idea what to expect looking through it, though of course I realized we've all been spoiled by these Hubble shots (among others). The Orion Nebula (M42) will be my first Nebula to seek out (because I know where it is), but I can't wait to see the Cassini division in Saturn's rings and cloud bands around Jupiter (with 4 of its moons).

    Can somebody make this into a quicktime VR file? :D

    Thanks for the link! - j
     
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    If God's not here she's certainly out there! What beauty and mystery!
     
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    She must have left as soon as her son was born because Orion is 2000 light years away!
     
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    It's amazing to thing that even though we have very powerful telescopes, we still can't see the nearest star as a disc. It's still only a dot. I can't wait to see the pics taken by the next generations VLTs and OWLs.
     
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    Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the link, srobert.
     
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    Any chance this pic is a fake computer generated image? No way it can be real. :p What, did some dude fly into space and snapped the picture with a digicam? I think not.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
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    You're being facetious, right?
     
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    Is that an ant on the lens? :confused:
     

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    correct me if i'm wrong, isn't a panoramic photo one that is widescreen? this pic, though massive, is a square...

    and i can say this for it, preview sure as hell doesn't like 18000x18000 pixels :eek:
     
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    Just means a broad, wide view, but when you're terrestrial based, your panoramas are going to be along a horizon (i.e. horizontal).
     
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    I want one I want one!!!
     
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    Ahh.. "the floydian protoplanetary disk", I like the sound of that. If only I'd been the first one to notice it, they could've named that one after me;)
     
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    I think we should use the 394.3mb image for the Photoshop Test.

    I wonder what the times would be?
     
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    Probably a few days. Lol.
     
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    Not likely, in the course of my design work for school my PowerBook 1.25Ghz has crunched easily through 500MB files. And a professional design I know has a similar system, and has worked with Photoshop projects larger than 3GB. Granted most of that data is because of the layers and not from sheer pixel count, but if you had a G5 I'm sure it would handle it without difficulty.
     
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    As a Christian, believing that God created the universe, etc., I thought this pic of the heart of the whirlpool galaxy to be pretty neat. It has been my desktop pic for a while.

    Also from Hubble site:
     

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    Has anyone had luck viewing the 18K x 18K image without a complete system lockup?

    My 1GHz G4 did fine with the 6,000 x 6,000 image, but I'm worried about what 324,000,000 pixels will do to the machine. What are y'all viewing it in?
     
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    That file totally brought my iBook G4@800 to it's knees. Just opening (the large JPEG) in either Preview or Photoshop took forever and made the whole iBook beachballing and unresponsive and ate up most of what little HD space I got left for virtual memory... :eek:

    But it was worth it: Awesome image... :D
     
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