This Is How the Sky Would Look if Both Your Eyes Functioned as Telescopes

We can't see most of what's in the night sky thanks to our fleshy, inefficient eyes. But what if our eyes had the power of Hubble? We'd be able to see a whole lot more.

This image is a composite of a wide region of the northern winter sky that was painstakingly put together to show just how much we're missing thanks to the limitation of our bodies.

In the shot, you see the Great Orion Nebula, the Rosette Nebula, the Seagull Nebula, the California Nebula, and Barnard's Loop. You may recognize the constellation of Orion just above the house as well.

So how about it? When do we get our ocular telescope implants? Because I really, really want them. [Astronomy Picture of the Day via Kottke]