A stunning 600-megapixel image space




A stunning 600-megapixel image space

600 Megapixel Astro Photo

Photos of space always get more. The fact that the finished image are typically from several frames of very high resolution. This approach, by the way, has a really practical use – to explore such pictures scientist becomes much easier, because the overall picture gives more information.

But the space agency, observatories and others involved in the organization of space is usually published in the reduced image sizes, so we can see these photos in our browsers. But even they, at times, can be very long time to load and eat quite a lot of resources.

European Southern Observatory (ESO) has recently decided to share a photo, which show at least 84 million stars . True view original image in a browser you do not succeed. Not to upset amateurs space, ESA has created a special program that allows you zoomed in the picture only the part that you are interested in at the moment. At the same time, the overall picture remains small in size.

But the U.S. National Optical Observatory decided to put in a network of one giant 600-megapixel image nebula Cygnus Loop (pictured above), where are the remnant of a supernova in the constellation Cygnus.

The explosion of the supernova occurred 5-10 thousand years ago, and it was at about 1,500 light-years away. Full size image in TIFF extension is 1.65 GB (!) and lossy JPEG – «all» 921.23 MB. Photo resolution of 24.457 x 24.457 pixels and covers a space equal to forty-five full moon.

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