London: An amateur astronomer set out for a 96,000-km sojourn and clicked 37,440 exposures to get the complete portrait of the entire night sky.
Nick Risinger divided the sky into 624 regions, then snapped images from both hemispheres, planning his shoots to take place when the moon was new and the sky dark, reports New Scientist.
He used six cameras mounted on the tripod, which moved in sync with the Earth`s rotation, taking 60 exposures of each region of the sky. The multi camera setup helped him achieve sharp pictures.
The high resolution, 5000-megapixel image provides a 360-degree view of the Milky Way and more than 20 million stars.
Risinger had earlier quit his marketing job to try his skills in astronomical photography and was accompanied by his retired father on his journey through remote landscapes in the American West and South Africa.