seen one timelapse of the galactic centre
This video, put together by one Stéphane Guisard, was recorded at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. According to the clip’s description, the original film weighed in at 8000 x 8000 pixels, but for obvious reasons has been downsized to the more reasonable resolution you see here.
A fish eye lens is responsible for the distorted view, delivering a field of view of 360 x 200 degrees.
It’s not very long at a bit over one-and-a-half minutes, but if you ever wanted to experience the full majesty of our galaxy, this is one of the best ways to do it, short of jumping onto the nearest FTL-capable spaceship and doing a few laps of its circumference.
Video: Stéphane Guisard