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    The original news report said this photo was of the whole universe, well, we know that's wrong.
    However, a 60000 mile trip with a serious set of camera and lenses makes a very impressive picture of space and stars.

    Sky Survey
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
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    This is cool as hell. The fact that he got shots that good while still being on Earth is amazing.

    I got a little lost using the 360-degree view, though. Especially in fullscreen. I'm so used to just the sky above me, looking the way it does.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
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    Very impressive. As well as the actual work, the story of how it was achieved is pretty fascinating.

    Was especially interested by the mention of places with little enough light pollution that the Milky Way casts a faint shadow (I've heard of Venus doing this, but not the galactic core). I wonder if you could use that light to shoot a terrestrial subject? Presumably you'd need extravagantly long exposures, and possibly to mount the camera and subject on some sort of equatorial drive, to keep the direction of light constant... Hmm...

    In any case, it's an epic work in the photographic field - a real achievement.