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Photopic Sky Survey - shuttertalk - May 16, 2011 16:18
To those that appreciate the constellations and the night sky, Nick Risinger put his job on hold for a year and went around the globe taking photos of a the night sky. After stitching them together, he produced a 5000 megapixel image of our cosmos that is pannable and zoomable a full 360 degrees.
The making of the image itself is as interesting as the image itself -
Quote:Risinger ended up quitting his job and, with the aid of his father and brother, traveled 60,000 miles with his unique photography setup. It consisted of six Finger Lakes ML-8300 monochrome cameras with 85-mm f/2.8 lenses bolted onto a Takahashi EM-11 Temma 2 mount. To ensure complete coverage, Risinger subdivided the sky into 624 fields, each just 12Â° across. He estimates that he's captured some 20 million stars in all.http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/seattle-photographer-captures-the-entire-night-sky-in-37440-exposures/2011/05/12/AFnuGIxG_story.html
Quote:To capture the entire night sky in a year, Risinger plotted out an exact schedule of images he needed from both the northern and southern hemisphere. He divided the sky into 624 uniform sections and entered those coordinates into the computer.
Great reading, and amazing dedication for what is, by his own admission - "not a scientifically useful image. This is for educational and artistic appreciation".
Photopic Sky Survey - nia - May 19, 2011 22:25
I really enjoyed... This is amazing topic, to watch sky is always so exciting for me, he is doing great job.
Thank you for sharing with us dear Julian, photography how amazing.
with my love,