Panoramas

By
Dave
Project
Published
5 Jun 2012 22:19
Last Modified
7 Jun 2012 11:09

I thought it would be interesting to create some space panoramas using screenshots from the app. Clearly there are a number of ways I could do this programmatically, but there are plenty of stitching tools avaialble. I'm using Image Composite Editor from Microsoft Research. Some initial attempts are shown below.


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Figure 1. Earth with orbit trails along the ecliptic plane.1


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Figure 2. Outer solar system with orbit trails and scale grid.1


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Figure 3. Earth with Milky Way visible along galactic plane.1


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Figure 4. Outer solar system with contellation art.1


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Figure 5. Saturn and ring system.1


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Figure 6. Earth horizon.1

I limited the above panoramas to an aspect ratio of 4.5:1, however it is of course possible to stitch much wider images, such as Figure 7, which has an aspect ratio of 6.75:1 and a field-of-view of virtually 360°.


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Figure 7. Constellations around the equator.1

1 Background filter generated from image credit Nick Risinger, skysurvey.org

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