Photopic Sky Survey

photopic sky survey

photopic sky survey

The Photopic Sky Survey is a truly incredible feat of photography. This guy travelled the world with his dad, taking 37,400 exposures of the night sky to produce the amazingly detailed picture above. What you see immediately in the picture is the Milky Way – our galaxy. On skysurvey.org, you can zoom in on the picture, and overlay the constellations.

Check out Orion – a very familiar sight that stands out in our skies, but the detail makes it almost unrecognisable!

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Reboots seem to be all the rage these years (BSG, Batman, Star Trek, Superman, Spiderman and even the Karate Kid?!), so I am rebooting this blog after an extended hiatus to finish and recover from my PhD.

Inspired by other scientist bloggers, I will endeavour to post on all things interesting and worth sharing, and promise not to simply post pictures of amazing geeky cakes.

But since you asked, I’ll share some just this one time