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Message 15778 - Posted: 17 Mar 2009, 4:00:27 UTC

I have been obsessed with the full size images at:
http://gallery.spitzer.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=ssc2008-11a

It is the Spitzer compilation of over 800,000 images of the Milky Way. I don't know who compiled it. They should be sainted. It is my desktop. It is probably the most beautiful single image I have ever seen. It is a picture of a galaxy, like all the other pictures of galaxies, but this one is a close-up. It is like our solar system but instead of eight planets and a star it's made up of enourmous features as intricate as a thumbprint, no an iris, a cloud? Instead of eight planets and some asteroids and comets orbiting a sun it is many suns arguing over their positions. I have seen film of the stars at the very center actually moving!! I love this picture. But that brings me to my problem.

One of the things that I tell anyone who will still listen to me about the uniqueness of this space image is that you would not need a telescope to see it. It would be huge in the night sky. The next nearest galaxy is a dot in the night sky. Where oh where can I find this image actually mapped onto the constilations? I would like to see a Google Sky klm so I could zoom in and most importantly out. But I would settle for anything that tells me where the constilations are in relation to this image. I am trying to manipulate some images in photoshop that have some stars mapped on them but that is a lot of work! And tricky. I am now looking for an easy way out, but one way or another I will have this! Please help me see the Milky Way for what it is and share in my awe. Thanks.
Mark Stouffer
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Message 16641 - Posted: 23 Mar 2009, 0:02:10 UTC

Spitzer Milky Way Mosaic

There ya go bud.
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Message 16673 - Posted: 23 Mar 2009, 13:00:06 UTC - in response to Message 16641.  

Spitzer Milky Way Mosaic

There ya go bud.


I looked at these awhile back and they are great.
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 16738 - Posted: 24 Mar 2009, 4:36:43 UTC

Yes. Thank you. I have those. Those are actually the url in my first post. What I was hoping for this to move in the direction of is a constellation map overlay or something. So that we could see our orientation in this beautiful amphitheater in the night sky. Like could you tell me how to find the center of our galaxy when I look up at night? It should be near some constellation?
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