Take a look at this photograph of the ‘giant’ Milky Way, which takes 12 years and 1250 hours to complete

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2021-03-23 02:47:37

Finnish photographer JP Metsavainio recently released a photograph of the ‘giant’ Milky Way with a resolution of up to 1.7-gigapixel, with a total exposure time of up to 1250 hours and takes up to 12 years. to complete. The resolution “terrible” allows the image not to be blurred no matter how much zoom.

Metsavainio’s project began in 2009 with exposures that capture parts of the Milky Way Milky Way. Then, he had to capture the missing parts to complete the final puzzle.

The photo captured a wide angle of 125 degrees in the sky

The final photo is composed of 234 small pictures together, 100,000 pixels wide. The image captured a wide angle of 125 degrees in the sky, with 20 million different stars, stretching from the constellation Taurus to the constellation Swan.

The process of stitching together small photos after editing.
The process of stitching together small photos after editing.

Metsavainio said that the total time it takes to take the photos is 1250 hours. The way to shoot is not that different, so photos do not need to be edited too much before stitching together, some photos need to be exposed longer than others.

Metsavainio also shared about the devices he has used over the years.

From start to 2014: Meade LX200 GPS 12 telescope, QHY9 telescope camera and Canon EF 200mm f / 1.8 lens.

After 2014: 10-micron 1000 mount, Apogee Alta U16 astronomical camera, Tokina AT-X 200mm f / 2.8 lens and 50mm Astrodon filter. In addition, he used the Meade 12 ″ telescope and Celestron EDGE 11 to take some pictures with longer focal lengths.

The California Nebula, NGC 1499.
The California Nebula, NGC 1499.
Cocoon Nebula.
Cocoon Nebula.
The Tulip Nebula, Sh2-101 and the Swan Black Hole X1.
The Tulip Nebula, Sh2-101 and the Swan Black Hole X1.

To see more pictures of this ‘giant’ Milky Way photo, please click on the link below.

https://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2021/03/gigapixel-mosaic-of-milky-way-1250.html

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