Monday, April 18, 2011

Milky Way Panorama

Nine photos stitched together result in this other-worldly photo of our Milky Way galaxy.

Digital fusion: Amateur astronomer Juan Carlos Casado stitched together this extraordinary shot from nine photos of the night sky

Also visible is Tenerife's Teide Volcano near the centre of the image, behind a volcanic landscape that includes many huge boulders.

But far behind these Earthly structures are many sky wonders that are invisible to the unaided eye, such as the bright waxing moon inside the arch.

Also visible are the Pleiades open star cluster and Barnard's Loop, which can be seen as the half red ring below the Milky Way band.

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