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Photopic Sky Survey

Nick Risinger has put together an amazing online tool called the Photopic Sky Survey. It’s a detailed, interactive sky map, and it’s insanely awesome.

The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity.

It reminds me a bit of the Star Walk app, which I would totally buy if I had an iPad.

Image by Nick Risinger. Hat tip to Curiosity Counts


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