Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky

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Link to Resource: https://petapixel.com/2011/05/04/amateur-photographer-shoots-largest-ever-photo-of-the-night-sky/
Resource Type:Image Collections; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:PetaPixel
Summary:What you see is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. It's not just the view of the sky from one location, but instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010. The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs. There is also a massive, zoomable, high-definition version of the photo available.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:1-ESS1-1; 5-ESS1-1; MS-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; astronomy; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; photography; space
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