Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tens Of Millions Of Suns

Amateur astronomer and photographer Nick Risinger traveled 60,000 miles around the globe with six synchronized cameras to photograph the night sky. The resulting 5,000 megapixel picture of the entire Milky Way is stitched together from a mind boggling 37,440 individual shots.

Risinger has set up a website that features a high resolution version of his panoramic portrait of the Milky Way with an amazing zoom feature. Visit it (link below) and marvel at tens of millions of suns, "still perhaps only a hundredth of one percent thought to exist in our galaxy alone."

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