Seeing Stars


The following image is a small part (2%) of the Planetarium View of the sky over Kanata. See Fly's Eye Telescope for details.

And this is an enlargement of a a tiny part (1/256th) of the above view. Both this Normal View and the Planetarium View cover the entire sky. The differences are that the Normal View provides a high magnification, has a longer exposure time in order to make dimmer stars visible, and is frequently updated to facilitate the recognition of events in the sky, such as supernovae, comets. etc. It operates at 1.8 arc-sec per pixel (both views are downsized here to make them viewable).



Large image of the Moon