check out THIS incredibly cool photogreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
This guy is an amateur astronomer who took nighttime 35mm photos from numerous places around the world and pieced them together using some very sophisticated mathematical mapping to take lens distortion into account, and ended up with a high-resolution photograph of the milky way that looks like it was taken with a panoramic camera from space. Click on the "virtual reality" version on his site, and you can zoom around in the image. VERY cool stuff.
-- chris jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2002
Now that's something you don't see everyday. A lot of work went into producing this.
-- Michael Mahoney (email@example.com), January 02, 2002.
Nice stuff Chris! Have him go to www.space.com and see if they will display them also.
-- Scott Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2002.