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I have a plan to produce a reasonably detailed all sky image. I have collected a few panels for the mosaic so far and I will hopefully finish this section of the Milky Way soon. I couldn't resist throwing what I have got so far into my panorama software. After my computer groaned away for a while it spat out this 1.2 Gig image.
A few quick adjustments and massive size reduction later, I give you my work in progress. There are some obvious colour issues there which I will need to try and tune out of the final image but pretty happy with the detail level so far. I suspect I am going to need a bigger computer to finish this project though.
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HelenYo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The link only leads to the front page......
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LadyBelva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely outstanding!! There's a remote possibility to get the full resolution image? :love:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D No I do not offer the full res image just yet. Once I finish the project it may be available to view online somewhere. Stay tuned.....
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MatthewPaver Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
would be similar to the gigapixel project that lets you zoom right down into the milkway
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LadyBelva Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! Thank you! :dance:
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! An amazing idea to produce that type of image! With how big this is already a full sky image may just be able to envelop your house ;) Amazing job really! Maybe you should get an external drive to hold such a massive piece?
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Yeah it would print absolutely massive once completed. Storage isn't an issue, I already have three external hard drives. It's more the processing power that I am lacking. Takes ages just to even load the image.
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing! Hey you could stick it on a billboard for advertisement ;) And ok that makes sense haha, I'm used to my lack of storage slowing down my speed so that was my first though :lol: wish you the best!
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crh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg:
what an epic undertaking! stunning work so far!!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Kell0GGz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I have no words that could explain how much I love this. This is easily the most intense detail I've ever seen of the Milky Way. It is so beautiful. Absolutely amazing.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm very glad you like it :D Thanks :D
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goldengirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
This makes me feel so small... WHat a big universe we live in... I look forward to seeing the finished products....
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I get that same feeling every time I just look up at the night sky.
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Just amazing. Kinda makes you feel a little small and insignificant. :-)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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kejerith Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What panorama software do you use?
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
PTGui Pro
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:iconkejerith:
kejerith Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx mate :D
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Gautama-Siddharta Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Great job. And impressive details you have on the image. Waiting for the final result!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Going to take a while to finish it all
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Gautama-Siddharta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
No doubt! Just to make the photos takes time, not to mention the work after to join them together!
Have fun in the process
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ZkaiOlsn702 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Photographer
What's the resolution of the original image? haha. This is so awesome!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D Currently about 30,000 pixels wide and it will be at least double that before I am finished.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Incredibly impressive! Can't wait to see the final image!!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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siahposh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg honestly the best pic of the milky way,dude u rocks!!! :faint:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Not finished with this yet.
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taibu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
that may be massive work :) hope you can finish it!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope so too :D Thanks
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
very nice Greg!! How many images did you use so far on this ??
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D 12 or 13 so far from memory
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the best WIP I've ever seen. So, so, so beautiful.

BTW, have you ever put your work in Astronomy magazine? I'm dead certain they'd accept it in a heartbeat if you submitted it.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D No I have not. Must look into that.....
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :) Yeah, you should, your stuff is actually better than some of the stuff they publish, in my opinion.
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DarkBlack315 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It is even more beautiful knowing whats in those stars is in me
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D Yes, we are all star dust.
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luis-costa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a wonderful shot, Greg! :deviation: :camera: :iconredroseplz: Coco
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Coco :D
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwelcomesignplz: :heart: Coco
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking good, mate :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Andy :D
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kristoff Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Looks like something taken from space.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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guvnaguy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Amazing shot! How long were exposure times for these shots?
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D All will be revealed when the final picture is released.
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fu-rin-ka-zan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just amazing. Wow!
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