This magnificent panorama of the Milky Way, assembled by photographer Axel Mellinger, captures the glory of our home galaxy as never before.
Mellinger obtained 18 wide-angle images over a span of 2-1/2 years, traveling to observation sites around the world—from California’s White Mountains to South Africa’s Cederberg Observatory.
He then digitized all the exposures and stitched them together into this seamless and timeless mosaic. Inset identifies major constellations and bright stars. Measures 48" x 16".