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English: 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 the European Southern Observatory 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 places 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. Photography primarily took place at the ESO observatories at La Silla and Paranal in Chile, with additional photography at La Palma in the Canary Islands. The final panoramic image condenses 120 hours of observations spread over several weeks.[1]
Français : La voie lactée vue depuis la terre. Image obtenue en assemblant des photos couvrant l'ensemble de la sphère celeste. Ces photos ont été pour la plupart prises depuis les sites de 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.
Deutsch: Die Milchstraße vom irdischen Himmel aus gesehen. Fotos von der gesamten Himmelskugel wurden zusammengefügt und in ein Panoramabild umgewandelt. Die ersten Fotos wurden größtenteils von den ESO Observatorien La Silla und Paranal in Chile aufgenommen. Das endgültige Panoramabild kondensiert 120 Stunden Beobachtungen, die sich über mehrere Wochen erstreckten.
  1. ESOcast Episode 10: GigaGalaxy Zoom: The Sky, from the Eye to the Telescope (script) 2. European Southern Observatory (28 September 2009).
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Source http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0932a/
Author ESO/S. Brunier
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