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Minn's Garden and the Plant Science Building, Cornell University

360 degree infrared panorama of the Minn’s Garden and Plant Science Building on the Cornell campus, Ithaca, NY.  Taken in August, 2004.

This panorama was created with a Fuji S2 digital camera and 10.5mm Nikkor fisheye lens fitted with a Wratten 88A filter.  The CCD chips in digital cameras are sensitive to ultraviolet, visual, and infrared wavelengths.  With the proper filtration (in this case the visually opaque 88A filter) a digital camera can selectively record any of these wavelengths, thus mimicking the effects of numerous specialty films. 

This panorama is composed of 8 images stitched together using the program PTGui with Panotools.  The camera was set to ASA 200 and each image was exposed for 1 second at f/8.  The final stitched panorama was converted into a Quick Time movie using the program CubicConverter.  

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Kent Loeffler, Cornell University
© Cornell University, Dept. of Plant Pathology, 2004