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Description This image is mosaic of multiple shots on large-format film. It comprises all 360 degrees of the galaxy from our vantage. Photography was done in Ft. Davis, Texas for the Northern hemisphere shots and from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, for the southern portions. Note the dust lanes, which obscure our view of some features beyond them. Infrared imaging reaches into these regions, and radio astronomy can look all the way through with less detail. The very center, however, shows a window to the farther side. In the center, stars are mostly very old and this causes the more yellow colour. The final file is 1.5GB, and resolves details of less than one arcminute. Faintest stars are magnitude 11. There are 21 pixels of horizontal overlap at the ends, with the right end slightly brighter than the corresponding pixels on the left.
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