December 22, 2009

(rt) Photography: Nanosecond fireballs, high-speed fluids, & more

Posted by John Nack at 7:34 PM on December 22, 2009

Comments

  • MD — 2:42 AM on December 23, 2009

    Cool, animated stereo photos realy work!

  • Scott Valentine — 9:33 AM on December 23, 2009

    There is a junk shop called the ‘Black Hole’, which is filled with detritus from the Los Alamos National Lab. Most of this stuff is old parts and equipment that is not very interesting in and of itself. However, there are a couple of huge cameras that were to have been used to record multiple frames of nuclear explosions.
    They were built in wooden houses, and used a single strip of continuous film. The film was wound once around a cylinder and each ‘frame’ was represented by a single mirror. The entire assembly spun past the fixed aperture, and at the right moment, the shutter was opened, exposing all the frames sequentially with one ‘click’.
    I’ll see if I can dig up a photo or two of the assembly.

  • Rob G — 9:27 PM on January 01, 2010

    Love the 3D images from Japan. That’s inspiring. Thanks for the idea.

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