Monday, September 14, 2009
Brilliant 360-Degree Panorama Of The Milky Way
From Wired Science:
You can see the entire Milky Way at once in this panorama painstakingly stitched together by French photographers.
A much larger, zoomable version available from the European Southern Observatory lets you visit any part of the galaxy.
Working in the dark, dry highlands of Chile with a Nikon D3 digital camera (50 mm lens open at f5.6), Serge Brunier and Frédéric Tapissier patched together 1,200 photos of the night sky into the composite that you see above.
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