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English: The Milky Way galaxy as seen in Earth's sky. Photos covering the complete celestial sphere have been stitched and transformed to a panoramic image with the Milky Way as central line. The initial photos have been mostly taken from ESO observatories at La Silla and Paranal in Chile. The final panoramic image condenses 120 hours of observations, spread over several weeks.
Français : Le voie lactée vue depuis la terre. Image obtenue en assemblant des photos couvrant l'ensemble de la sphere celeste. Ces photos ont été pour la plupart prise depuis les sites l'Observatoire Européen Austral (ESO) sur le mont Paranal et à la Silla au Chili. Le panorama final correspond à 120 heures d'observations, étalées sur plusieurs semaines.
|Date||14 September 2009|
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This magnificent 360-degree panoramic image, covering the entire southern and northern celestial sphere, reveals the cosmic landscape that surrounds our tiny blue planet. This gorgeous starscape serves as the first of three extremely high-resolution images featured in the GigaGalaxy Zoom project, launched by ESO within the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, which we see edge-on from our perspective on Earth, cuts a luminous swath across the image. The projection used in GigaGalaxy Zoom place the viewer in front of our Galaxy with the Galactic Plane running horizontally through the image — almost as if we were looking at the Milky Way from the outside. From this vantage point, the general components of our spiral galaxy come clearly into view, including its disc, marbled with both dark and glowing nebulae, which harbours bright, young stars, as well as the Galaxy’s central bulge and its satellite galaxies. As filming extended over several months, objects from the Solar System came and went through the star fields, with bright planets such as Venus and Jupiter. For copyright reasons, we cannot provide here the full 800-million-pixel original image, which can be requested from Serge Brunier. The high resolution image provided here contains 18 million pixels.
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