3/09/2012

Photopic Sky Survey

[via Skysurvey.org] "And so it was with this blueprint that I worked my way through the sky, frame by frame, night after night. The click-clack of the shutters opening and closing became a staccato soundtrack for the many nights spent under the stars. Occasionally, the routine would be pierced by a bright meteor or the cry of a jackal, each compelling a feeling of eerie beauty that seemed to hang in the air. It was an experience that will stay with me a lifetime."  --Nick Risinger


Created by photographer Nick Risinger, the Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures!  Risinger's journey covered 45,000 miles by air and an additional 15,000 miles by land.  The dedication and passion for photography to create such an image is awe-inspiring!!  The sky survey is a 360ยบ panorama of the entire night sky that includes informational graphics of constellations and star names.  To experience the Photopic Sky Survey in all of its glory click ----> here (and be sure to go full screen!).

(WARNING:  some links may not be accessible through the Topeka Public Schools network!!)

1 comment:

Giuseppe said...

Simply amazing!