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Siebel Center and NCSA Headquarters: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
 
  The is a high dynamics range (HDR) mini-planet panorama of the Siebel Center for Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
 
 
Tags: UIUC, HDR

This is a high dynamic range (HDR) photograph taken of the Siebel Center for Computer Science and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) headquarters building located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This type of panorama is referred to as a mini-planet, for obvious reasons. To create a photograph like this, the photograph needs to take photos in every directions so that the entire field of view is captured. Then, using software, the individual photographs are combined (referred to as stitching) to create a single panorama. Then the panorama is warped so that straight down is in the center of the photograph, the horizon forms a ring around that center point, and the sky is all along the edges of the resulting image.