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kiwi
24-05-2011, 11:53
Dont try this at home

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

Jorge Arguello
24-05-2011, 14:12
Wow... it looks really amazing!!! I enjoyed seeing it!

colinbm
24-05-2011, 15:52
All I can see is a lot of noise & blown pixels :confused013
Col

Keith Young
24-05-2011, 16:06
So thats what it looks like from the outer spiral arm! Thats just insane! Is that a 360x180 of our entire sky?

Othrelos
24-05-2011, 17:08
Interesting that they managed to capture the H-Alpha emissions in that section of the night sky - they must be using a IR modified camera, must have specifically captured those areas with a IR modified camera with a specialised dichroic filter and added them in the final composite.

it is a Beautiful image, displaying superb technical mastery.

Astroman
24-05-2011, 17:34
This was an amazing effort by the photographer, from what I remember he took his dad out and used 6 Astro dedicated cameras, on a German Equatorial Mount, using Luminance, Ha, Red, Green and Blue filters.. Putting it together would have been a massive undertaking, he has done well. Ha regions being Hydrogen Alpha.

deags
27-05-2011, 03:41
Amazing... And beautiful.