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The Complete Galactic Plane: Up and Down

13 Mar 2018, 06:22 UTC
The Complete Galactic Plane: Up and Down Moophz Himself (Maroun Habib)

Is it possible to capture the entire plane of our galaxy in a single image? Yes, but not in one exposure — and it took some planning to do it in two. The top part of the featured image is the night sky above Lebanon, north of the equator, taken in 2017 June. The image was taken at a time when the central band of the Milky Way Galaxy passed directly overhead. The bottom half was similarly captured six months later in latitude-opposite Chile, south of Earth’s equator.

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