trimetrogon

trimetrogon
A fan camera arrangement for production of maps and charts. Three cameras with wide-angle lenses are mounted together to give lateral coverage from horizon to horizon. The center camera is used for vertical photography and the outer two cameras for oblique photography. A trimetrogon installation is shown in the illustration.

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