Skip to comments.Physicist Makes New High-resolution Panorama Of Milky Way
Posted on 11/01/2009 10:24:21 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
Cobbling together 3000 individual photographs, a physicist has made a new high-resolution panoramic image of the full night sky, with the Milky Way galaxy as its centerpiece. Axel Mellinger, a professor at Central Michigan University, describes the process of making the panorama in the November issue of Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
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I wish they would’ve made the picture larger. I’d use it as my desktop background.
If you can get it into Powerpoint or some other software, you can probably blow it up a bit without too much distortion.
Thanks. I live way way over there...
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i can almost see my house from here
Really makes you feel small doesn’t it?
On clear nights we can see the Milkey way from where I live in western Jersey. Just a few miles to the east, there is so much light pollution, you can hardly see stars.
I remember camping in north western Quebec in the 60’s when I was a young man, I was amazed at how clear it could be seen. I also saw the Northern Lights during the same trip.
I had the sensation for the first time of being on on a starship.
I gotta learn this photo shop stuff.