Oracle Panoramas

Last updated: 17 January 2017


17 January 2017
Triple rainbow panorama:

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29 September 2016
Sunrise rainbow panorama:

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1 January 2015
Oracle received 4.75" of snow starting on Wednesday, 31 December 2014, continuing early Thursday morning, 1 January 2015. This iPhone panoramic photo was taken about sunrise and shows the view from our house (S-W-N):

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15 January 2014
This photo, taken at 1849 MST, f/16, 30 seconds, ISO 3200, using a 8mm 180° fisheye lens, shows the observatory, the nearly full moon, Jupiter (just above the moon), and the prominent constellations of Auriga, Gemini, and Orion (above the moon):

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10 November 2013
Sunset, taken with iPhone 5s. Click to see a larger version.

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7 August 2013
Woke up to a nice rainbow to the west as the sun rose over the hill to the east. Taken with a D7000 DSLR with 8mm fisheye lens. Photo has been slightly cropped. Click to see a larger version.

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31 July 2013
This wide-angle photo was taken 29 July 2013 using a D7000 DSLR with 8mm fisheye lens. Photo has been slightly cropped. It shows the Milky Way over Mike's observatory. There are a few clouds in the view. Click to see a larger version.

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21 February 2013
This panorama taken after sunrise the day after 3" of snow fell on Oracle and across the entire southern Arizona area. The photo was taken using a D7000 DSLR at a focal length of 25mm and cropped. The view is towards the west, showing Kitt Peak (visible beyond the observatory) and snow covered mountains and valley. Click to see a larger version.

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11 February 2013
This panorama taken as sunset approached and shows the 1" of snow that fell during the day. The photo was taken using a D7000 DSLR and fisheye lens; it shows about 180°, from the south (left), west, to the north (right). Click to see a larger version.

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31 August 2012
This sunset panorama was taken with an iPhone 4 following an afternoon monsoon thunderstorm. It shows about 150°, from the south (left), west, to the northwest (right). Click to see a larger version.

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13 August 2012
This panorama shows a double rainbow and a lighning streak after an afternoon monsoon thunderstorm. I hadn't realized I had captured the lightning on the iPhone until I saw the image on the computer. Click to see a larger version.

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30 April 2012
This view taken from our east fence line with the D7000 DSLR. Five photos were stitched using DoubleTake software. Shows about 180°, from the south (left), west, to the north (right). Click to see a larger version.

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Compare the view to the one from 30 April 2005 at the bottom of this page. Both panoramas were taken from nearly the same location but 7 years apart.



17 February 2012
This view taken from our east fence line with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 180°, from the south (left), west, to the north (right). Click to see a larger version.

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12 January 2012
This view taken from our south fence line with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 180°, from the west (left), north, to the east (right). Click to see a larger version.

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4 December 2011
Saturday night, 3 December 2011, we had snow. Total was 2.5". This view was taken at sunrise on Sunday, 4 December, with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. It shows about 180°, from the south (left), west, to the north (right). Click to see a larger version.

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21 November 2011
This view taken from just north of the observatory with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 180°, from the north (left), east, to the south (right). Click to see a larger version.

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22 October 2011
Taken from our driveway with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 180°, from the east (left), south, to the west (right). Click to see a larger version.

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10 September 2011
Taken during a monsoon thunderstorm with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 270°, from the south (left), west, to the east (right). Click to see a larger version.

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25 August 2011
Taken with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 180°, from the south (left), west, to the north (right). Click to see a larger version.

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30 July 2011
Taken with an iPhone 4 using the Photosynth app. Shows about 120°, from the south (left), west, to the northwest (right). Click to see a larger version.

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2 November 2009
Taken after we moved into our new home. Shows 360°. Click to see a larger version.

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To view a QuickTime VR version, click on the image below.

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Panorama was created by taking 36 images with a Nikon D70 DSLR and using DoubleTake software to stitch them into the panorama and make the QTVR and image files.


30 April 2005
Taken before the house was built. Shows 180°, from the south (left), west, to the north (right). Click to see a larger version.

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To view a QuickTime VR version, click on the image below.

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Panorama was created by taking 5 images with a Nikon D70 DSLR and using DoubleTake software to stitch them into the panorama and make the QTVR file.


Copyright ©2005, 2009, 2011-17 Michael L. Weasner / mweasner@mac.com