After over a decade of painstaking work, Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsavainio has released an absolutely jaw-dropping 1.7-gigapixel mosaic of the plane of the Milky Way galaxy!
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How Photographer captured image of Milky Way in 12 years and 1250 hours
According to a PetaPixel report, Metsavainio began shooting the project back in 2009 with astronomy accessories and high-end camera equipment.
In twelve years, he was able to capture the whole panorama which is around 1,00,000 pixels and has as many as 234 individual mosaic panels stitched together. He not only managed to capture the entire galaxy but also the 20 million stars that are within it.