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800 Megapixel Panorama of Milky Way

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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:08 PM
Two French photographers spent months in the Chilean desert to create this beautiful panorama of the Milky Way.

Space is so big!

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:15 PM

Nature is beautiful in it's scope and wonder!

Thank you for posting!

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:16 PM
What a find, Warren...that's absolutely beautiful. Isn't that an incredible experience to have in your life too, months staring at the sky to produce a piece of work like that.

S+F from me!
Cait x

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:26 PM
I posted a thread on this a couple days ago Brilliant 360-Degree Panorama of the Milky Way, but I don't think enough people saw these amazing images, so I would like the Mods to keep this open, and I will simply add my data to this thread.


Origional Article from

You can see the entire Milky Way at once in this panorama painstakingly stitched together by French photographers.

Working in the dark, dry highlands of Chile with a Nikon D3 digital camera (50 mm lens open at f5.6), Serge Brunier and Frédéric Tapissier patched together 1,200 photos of the night sky into the composite that you see

Member argentus posted this:

Anyone who happens to land on this thread and doesn't go to the link or play the embedded feature for the full effect is doing themselves a disservice.

So don't forget to check that out! Here is the link


[edit on 16-9-2009 by MysterE]

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:28 PM
reply to post by warrenb

You can fly through the Milky Way Galaxy on your own PC.
Download and fly!
Hayden Planetarium Download
Give it time to load.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 05:00 PM
We seem to live pretty far away from the center. Almost like some intergalactig hillbillies

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 05:18 PM

Originally posted by warrenb

Space is so big!

That's what she said.

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 09:40 AM
Stunning, humbling and awe inspiring. Makes one wonder why we find ourselves so important and significant in the grand scheme of things. This project should definitely help bring the collective human ego into check or at least help us to realize that "we ain't shat, yo!"



S+F'd by the way!

[edit on 22/SepamThu, 17 Sep 2009 09:42:51 -0500/08 by redwoodjedi]

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 09:42 AM
All I could think of is - wow thats a lot of stars!

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 09:52 AM
WOW. and that's just our galaxy. How can anyone believe that we are the only life out there?

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 09:56 AM
ahh the wonders of the universe.

gosh wouldn't it be gret to be in space.

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 03:06 PM
Each single spec of light we call a star is god... unfathomable in it's immensity, yet so small we only see it as a dot when enlarged for us.

WE are so small by comparison.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 03:46 AM
Amazing; it seems we are too far from that edge (which we can see straight from here) of our galaxy; just wondering what lies behind us or this edge of the galaxy.

Thanks for sharing it. S & F

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 03:52 AM
My apologies if this seem out of place, but I actually believe this sums it all up in the most humourous, but correct way possible...........

[edit on 18/9/09 by woogleuk]

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 07:16 PM
On a serious note, that is a stunning picture, in fact it is now my desktop background, the universe is filled with beauty.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 07:52 PM
warren you find some amazing stuff, thank you for sharing that.

posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 04:28 AM
Great pictures only shows how small we are in this universe.

How could anyone believes that we are the ONLY living planet on this universe?

Being smaller than a dust in this universe, sure there should be another alien civilization out there? or should I say.. civilizations !

posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 04:42 AM
another great thread yet again

amazing photography good find

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