Photographing the Milky Way from the ground can be challenging in itself, but photographer Ian Norman has taken the challenge to new heights. In a new video tutorial, he explains how he and his partner Diana Southern photographed the Milky Way from an airplane. 

Together, the couple make up the team behind Lonely Speck, a blog dedicated to astrophotography. They were on a flight to Budapest when they began to wonder if they could capture the Milky Way from the plane. Sure enough, after some trial and error outlined in the video above, they found it was possible. Ian explains in the tutorial how he layered multiple exposures in post-processing to reduce noise in his final images.

The results are pretty amazing. We know what we'll be doing next time we get bored on an overnight flight.