About a photograph

I’m deviating from my usual topic of art and sketching to show you an amazing image and the young man who made it.

The Museum of Flight was very quite today.  An hour after opening, only about 3 visitors had come through the doors of the Space Gallery.   However, the photographer of the amazing wall of night sky came to show it to his cousin, visiting from Sweden.  This photograph fills the entire southern wall of the gallery, about 30 feet high and 80 feet long.  Below is my attempt to photograph it, but it was just too large and I didn’t have a wide angle lens with me!  It shows the Milky Way.

From the info poster:  “Seattle area photographer Nick Risinger spent a year traveling the globe to compose this image of the night sky.  The Phototopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky, assembled from 37,400 exposures.  He traveled over 60,000 miles during the course of the project.”

His website where the process is explained in more detail: http://skysurvey.org/story/
More specifics on the hardware and software used:  http://skysurvey.org/survey/

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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