This photograph is a mind-blowing 546 megapixels

This photograph is a mind-blowing 546 megapixels
(Image credit: Vaonis)

French start-up Vaonis has photographed the largest nebula in our galaxy, the Carina, in stunning detail. The remarkable 546 megapixel photograph comprises of no less than 208,000 individual photographs stacked together and took 336 hours to complete from start to finish.

The image was created by a Stellina digital telescope using an unprecedented amount of ‘automatic mosaic-ing’ says Vaonis. The company adds this will be a feature included in a future 2021 update so anyone with a Stellina device will be able to join in on the fun too.

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Dan Mold
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Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

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