A constellation is a group of stars in the celestial sphere that close enough gave the imaginary appearance of a figure on the celestial vault. A constellation is an particular asterism. In the sky, the stars of a constellation are very distant from each other but appear grouped into figures, so that the constellation has no proper distance. Western constellations are grouped into two parts, dividing the sky more or less in the two hemispheres, the austral sky to the south and the boreal sky to the north. The boreal constellations are the oldest and correspond to plane of sky visible from regions of the Mediterranean by the ancient astronomers.
This is my reconstruction of the sky, I hope I have made mistakes, in which case you must declare to me and forgive me :)
assistant: Piero Iezzi
photo: Zeiss Batis 18mm
original size 25000x12500
The planet Earth has proven to be too limiting for our awesome community of panorama photographers. We're getting an increasing number of submissions that depict locations either not on Earth (like Mars, the Moon, and Outer Space in general) or do not realistically represent a geographic location on Earth (either because they have too many special effects or are computer generated) and hence don't strictly qualify for our Panoramic World project.But many of these panoramas are extremely beautiful or popular of both.So, in order to accommodate our esteemed photographers and the huge audience that they attract to 360Cities with their panoramas, we've created a new section (we call it an "area") called "Out of this World" for panoramas like these.Don't let the fact that these panoramas are being placed at the Earth's South Pole fool you - we had to put them somewhere in order not to interfere with our Panoramic World.Welcome aboard on a journey "Out of this World".