2012

SN5882 : Camera Obscura view of Aberystwyth

taken 11 years ago, near to Aberystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Wales

Camera Obscura view of Aberystwyth
Camera Obscura view of Aberystwyth
The Camera Obscura on top of Constitution Hill to the north of Aberystwyth is the largest in the world having a 14" primary mirror. It projects onto the circular table seen here (which appears as an ellipse due to the angle it's taken at).
The mirror can be steered by a joystick inside the viewing chamber allowing it to swing around and up & down. The silvery light of the day I was there resulted in this rather monochromatic image, but on better viewing days the colours would be more accurately reproduced and apparently over 1000 square miles, and a hundred miles of coast can be viewed using this fine piece of optics.
Note: The image was crisper and clearer than this photograph suggests, as it is a 1/6 second hand-held shot so has some human-induced blurring I'm afraid !

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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure Estuary, Marine Place: Aberystwyth other tags: Camera Obscura Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SN5882, 774 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Rob Farrow   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5825 8228 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.2053N 4:5.1513W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5848 8279
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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