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space + pixels

places to go
nobody to see
If you like space, you'll love my 2017 Pi Day art which imagines the digits as a star catalogue. Meet the Quagga and Aurochs—the Constellations in this sky are extinct animals and plants.
And the seven stars go squawking
like geese about the sky

The Sky, northern hemisphere

The mysterious and incomplete sky is yours in these 100 megapixel and 10 gigapixel maps of the northern celestrial hemisphere.

Included are about 2.4 million stars from the major catalogues (HR, Hipparcos and Tycho-2). In the 10 gigapixel image, the entire 100+ million star UCAC4 catalogue is included. Canonical IAU constellation asterisms are included. About 100,000 deep sky objects are also shown. These are jittered to avoid overlap, which is why some clusters of objects appear as large globules of symbols.

In the 10 gigapixel map, labels are lovingly placed and formatted to include name, catalogue and magnitude data. The 100 megapixel map has no labels.

Stellar and deepsky object annotations taken from Vizier.

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Icons for celestial objects.
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100 megapixel northern celestial hemisphere. No labels. 74,121 deep-sky objects, 3,059 exoplanets and 1.2 million stars.
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10 gigapixel northern celestial hemisphere. With labels. Includes everything from the 100 megapixel map but with all stars (44.3 million).

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The gorgeous Double Cluster (NGC 869 and NGC 884)
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Arcturus is the brightest star in the northern hemisphere. Look at those pixels glow!

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Up close and personal—the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) offers many sunny destinations.
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Other worlds await. Make yourself at (new) home at one of the more than 4,000 exoplanets.

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