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Postby Day Hiker » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:05 am

Here is a simulated view, looking northeast from Bakersfield, CA on a clear day. The angle of view is 90 degress, spanning from north to east. The colors are by elevation only, not actual Earth colors.

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Postby Grampahawk » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:10 pm

I don't know how far away they are from each other but we got a lot of summit photos in Mexico. You can see Popo ,Izta and others from Pic de Orizaba.
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Postby Gafoto » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:55 am

This seems like the thread to ask for some ID work. Last year I hiked Mount Peale above Moab, Utah in mid October, just after some early season snow had hit Colorado. I could see some gorgeous snow-capped peaks in Colorado and this first picture faces east and slightly south. I'm almost sure it's the San Juans. In the foreground is route 90 heading towards Telluride.

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I'd love to know what that extremely distinctive peak to the far south is.

This second picture I'm not so sure about. This is facing just slightly more northern than the previous shot, looking roughly in the direction of Aspen. These mountains were really far away and I still have no idea exactly which ones these are.

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Any Colorado natives able to ID these mountains? Sorry for the poor picture quality, I had to try to increase the visibility with some photo editing.
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Not Rainier

Postby billisfree » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:28 am

The sunset picture presented in the first post strongly appears to be Mt. Adams to me.



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It's kinda hard to get a really sharp detailed topo pictures... because I need
to back off quite a distance, to make sure the provile is not deformed
by rendering the pictures too close.

Mt Adams has 3 "humps" while Rainier has two.

Plus a few other obvious features.

Remember light bends in the air and can sometimes create mirages... making
a mountain look taller than normal.
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Postby Day Hiker » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:26 pm

Gafoto wrote:This seems like the thread to ask for some ID work. Last year I hiked Mount Peale above Moab, Utah in mid October, just after some early season snow had hit Colorado. I could see some gorgeous snow-capped peaks in Colorado and this first picture faces east and slightly south. I'm almost sure it's the San Juans. In the foreground is route 90 heading towards Telluride.

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I'd love to know what that extremely distinctive peak to the far south is.


That's Lone Cone on the right. I will have more later.
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I can see Colorado from here!

Postby seano » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:36 pm

San Antonio Mountain from Santa Fe Baldy:
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Either Culebra or Blanca (I think) from Santa Fe Baldy (giant original here):
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Postby Day Hiker » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:03 pm

Here is the labeled (and resized) photo, with the computer-generated image from my program below for comparison.

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Postby Gafoto » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:16 am

Whoa, that is really cool. Seeing over 100 miles is very impressive for a east coaster like me.
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Postby Day Hiker » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:15 am

Gafoto wrote:This second picture I'm not so sure about. This is facing just slightly more northern than the previous shot, looking roughly in the direction of Aspen. These mountains were really far away and I still have no idea exactly which ones these are.

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Any Colorado natives able to ID these mountains? Sorry for the poor picture quality, I had to try to increase the visibility with some photo editing.


I generated an image to compare, but the link for the full-size photo is asking for a yahoo login. Do you have another way for me to see it? The other photo worked without this problem.
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Postby Alpinist » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:29 pm

And the winner is......!

Light from a star that exploded 13 billion years ago has been detected, becoming the most distant object in the universe ever observed.

The light from the distant explosion, called a gamma-ray burst, first reached Earth on April 23, 2009 and was detected by NASA’s Swift satellite. Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be associated with the formation of star-sized black holes as massive stars collapse.

Two teams, one using the European Southern Observatory’s 8.2-meter Very Large Telescope, located in La Silla, Chile, and the other using the 3.6-meter Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in Spain, pinpointed the distance to the blast, dubbed GRB 090423, at more than 13 billion light-years from Earth. (The previous record holder, GRB 080913, was 12.8 billion light-years distant.)



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Postby Gafoto » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:41 pm

Day Hiker wrote:
Gafoto wrote:This second picture I'm not so sure about. This is facing just slightly more northern than the previous shot, looking roughly in the direction of Aspen. These mountains were really far away and I still have no idea exactly which ones these are.

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Any Colorado natives able to ID these mountains? Sorry for the poor picture quality, I had to try to increase the visibility with some photo editing.


I generated an image to compare, but the link for the full-size photo is asking for a yahoo login. Do you have another way for me to see it? The other photo worked without this problem.


Sorry, I messed up the link on that one. This should work:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/435 ... f5d9_o.jpg
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Postby wasclywabbit » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:28 am

Gafoto wrote:
Day Hiker wrote:
Gafoto wrote:This second picture I'm not so sure about. This is facing just slightly more northern than the previous shot, looking roughly in the direction of Aspen. These mountains were really far away and I still have no idea exactly which ones these are.

Click for the full size image:
Image

Any Colorado natives able to ID these mountains? Sorry for the poor picture quality, I had to try to increase the visibility with some photo editing.


I generated an image to compare, but the link for the full-size photo is asking for a yahoo login. Do you have another way for me to see it? The other photo worked without this problem.


Sorry, I messed up the link on that one. This should work:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/435 ... f5d9_o.jpg


That really looks like Capitol on the far left of the snowy peaks. It's hard to see because it has less snow on it than the surrounding high points. I wouldn't bet money on this btw, but it sure looks like it.
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Postby Day Hiker » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:36 am

wasclywabbit wrote:
Gafoto wrote:
Day Hiker wrote:I generated an image to compare, but the link for the full-size photo is asking for a yahoo login. Do you have another way for me to see it? The other photo worked without this problem.


Sorry, I messed up the link on that one. This should work:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/435 ... f5d9_o.jpg


That really looks like Capitol on the far left of the snowy peaks. It's hard to see because it has less snow on it than the surrounding high points. I wouldn't bet money on this btw, but it sure looks like it.


You should have bet money.

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Photo on top, CGI on bottom, like the previous set. The angle at the top of this one is because I did a slight rotate on the photo to level it.

The mountain elevations may not be the current values. Everything in CO was shifted up a while back. I do not know all these peaks from memory; I just read the elevations from what is shown on the topo map on mytopo.com.
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Postby wasclywabbit » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:34 pm

Is it too late to bet? :D

I didn't notice the Bells peaking up above that ridge. I was trying to find them for reference and didn't see them. I better get new bifocals.

Nice job on this btw. It's very interesting.
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Postby Day Hiker » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:55 pm

wasclywabbit wrote:I didn't notice the Bells peaking up above that ridge. I was trying to find them for reference and didn't see them. I better get new bifocals.


The only reason I caught them is because the CG image indicated they were visible. Just looking at the unedited photo, I doubt I could pick out something like that, unless I were really familiar with the range, which I am not. But once you know where to look and what appearance they should have (from the CG image), they can be barely detected in the actual photo, once contrast enhancement and darkening are applied.
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