Photopic Sky Survey: Amazing View of the Night Sky

Nick Risinger, a photographer from Seattle, traveled the world to make a humongous collage of the night sky; a giant, 5 GIGAPIXEL collage of our view of the Milky Way: The Photopic Sky Survey.

What do you see? This was the anthropic question of a year-long photographic project dubbed the Photopic Sky Survey, meant to reveal the entire night sky as if it rivalled the brightness of day. In it we see tens of millions of stars, the glowing factories of newborn ones, and a rich tapestry of dust all floating on a stage of unimaginable proportions. I hope you enjoy this new view of our place in the universe as much as I have enjoyed making it.

Amazing. Just amazing. The Interactive 360 version leaves me completely speechless.

Nick Risinger, you are a scholar and a gentleman. Thank you.