Amazing Amateur Photo of a Galaxy Far, Far Away


A really, really smart dude by the name of Robert Gendler created the picture you see above using archival Hubble telescope footage, and his own ground based photos of the M 106 spiral galaxy.  It looks so real it almost seems fake.

There’s all sorts of science behind it, but I’ll let the eggheads over at the official Hubble site explain how Gendler created this breath taking galaxy shot after the break.  You’ve been wondering what type of camera this guy has…


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.