Links – 84 million stars

October 25, 2012 by Andreas in Blog & News, Resources & Links

Astronomists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in northern Chile captured what is the largest astronomical image ever captured so far. They pointed the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope (VISTA) at the heart of Milky Way shooting thousands of infrared images which were subsequently stitched together into a staggering photo of more than 108.000 by 81.000 pixels. The 9 gigapixel image allows for a deep view into a part of our galaxy and you can spot more than 84 million stars. It is free and loading time is ok. So if you want to give it a try, here it is.

 

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