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Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Tom, May 12, 2011.

  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    http://media.skysurvey.org/openzoom.html

    Interactive photo with zoom & pan.
    Go Full Screen - Its Worth IT!!!

    The Night Sky In 37,440 Exposures

    Updated: Thursday, 12 May 2011, 12:16 PM EDT
    Published : Thursday, 12 May 2011, 6:49 AM EDT
    SEATTLE - Nick Risinger has always gazed up at the sky.
    But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his day job as a Seattle marketing director and lugged six synchronized cameras about 60,000 miles to capture an image of the entire night sky.
    Risinger, 28, set up his rack of cameras in high-elevation locales in the Western U.S. and South Africa, timing photo shoots around new moons.
    He programmed his six cameras to track the stars as they moved across the sky.
    He then stitched 37,440 exposures together into a spectacular, panoramic sky survey he posted online two weeks ago.
    Other sky surveys have preceded this one, of course.
    But "what a labor of love it is," said Andrew Fraknoi, senior educator at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.



    Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/the-night-sky-in-37440-exposures-051211#ixzz1MAt0C6IF


    The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures.


     
  2. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    That is pretty cool man. Good find Skwirlinator.
     

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