The concept of a photographic panorama
is simple enough - take a bunch of
from the same point but at various
splice them together, and you get an
unbroken view of the scenery.
Unfortunately, the scene is polluted with
junk - roads, buildings, electricity poles,
and worst of all, people.
Therein lies the purpose of the
By positioning many towers capped with
high resolution cameras, an
unadulterated, (partly-)spherical image
of the sky in all of its
glory could be made. A computer would
from each outpost and composite them
into one rotatable view. Add time-lapse
for more fun.
Obviously, this wouldn't be able to cover
the entire world, especially since most of
is water. However, a small-area lune
shouldn't be too impractical.