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The Entire Observable Universe

  1. Jun 16, 2015 #1
    The entire observable universe is contained rather graciously in this wonderful picture, for your admiration.

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  3. Jun 16, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Please add attribution. Where did you copy the picture from?
  4. Jun 19, 2015 #3
    also would like to know how photo was captured/generated.
  5. Jun 19, 2015 #4


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    The entire observable universe may well be in the field of the camera's view, but it most certainly is not actually in the picture. Everything in the pic is in the milky way, with the possible exception a very small number of objects which are, in cosmological terms, approximately zero distance from the milky way.
  6. Jun 19, 2015 #5
    Nice picture, it definitely is a picture of what in ordinary language might be called 'observable', with a half decent set of lenses.
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