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5000 Megapixel Image Of the Stars - SkySurvey has painstakingly created a 5000 megapixel photo of the stars, viewable online.
SkySurvey, using a number of specialist 8.3 megapixel monochrome cameras with Kodak sensors, has put together a 5000 megapixel image of the stars, using over 37,000 exposures, creating the largest true-colour all-sky survey ever. Using filters on the cameras, and 60 photos per frame, they were able to create the colour image, which can be viewed on their website here, as an interactive 360 degree view, or as a zoomable photo.
"What do you see? This was the anthropic question of a year-long photographic project dubbed the Photopic Sky Survey, meant to reveal the entire night sky as if it rivalled the brightness of day. In it we see tens of millions of stars, the glowing factories of newborn ones, and a rich tapestry of dust all floating on a stage of unimaginable proportions. I hope you enjoy this new view of our place in the universe as much as I have enjoyed making it." Nick Risinger