South Pole Dome Aerial Panorama

Another panorama from the September 30 outing. This one shows The Dome, the most famous South Pole landmark. You will notice the heavy snow drifts around it. The drifts are one of the reasons why it has become impractical to maintain the structure and a new station was built instead.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
Click on the image to view the panorama
Temperature: -64.0°C / -83.2°F, Windchill: -83.2°C / -117.7°F, Wind: ENE (70.0°) at 8.0 knt
Date: 2007-09-30 22:29:20 NZDT

In unrelated news, today’s Basler passenger flight to the South Pole has been canceled for weather. The invasion has come to a crawling halt :-)

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2 Responses to “South Pole Dome Aerial Panorama”

  1. Mark Petersen
    October 28th, 2007 09:41

    Hello, Steffan.

    Great looking panorama work. Is there a flat (non-VR) image available (perhaps the image you used to make the flash VR?) And did you take the pan you use at the top of the page? Is it available in higher resolution too?

    Thank you for the postings!

    >> Mark

  2. steffen
    October 28th, 2007 12:51


    The aerial panoramas are all taken with a 180° fisheye lens and consist of only two images, one up and one down. Of course they can be remapped to a rectangular projection. The panorama in the page header was actually taken by Dana Hrubes. He was nice enough to give me permission to use it. However, I do have a large number of panoramas that are not posted here. I liked Dana’s because the color tone is a nice fit for this site’s theme.

    If you want to use any of the images commercially please contact me via private email at steffen | at | adventure-antarctica.de.