Deep Sky Objects - 2012

All of the lights in my apartment were mapped on a 3D coordinate system and photographed from the apartments center of gravity, which was located inside my bedroom closet. Each light was cataloged using notation based on the New General Catalog, an astronomical catalog of known star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, its 3D location and light bulb manufacturer specs. I used a single element convex lens cutout of a quartz crystal to photograph the lights.  Lights not visible from the closet were photographed using a series of mirrors, up to four, which directed the lights into the camera.