This is the world’s biggest camera

This is the world's biggest camera

© Jacqueline Ramser Aurel / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Research teams have been working on the development of the world’s largest camera for the past 7 years. work is now directly at home, so that 3,200 megapixel camera soon Will be completed,

intended use for the so-called lsst camera (Heritage Survey of Space and Time) is sky observation and cartography of the southern starry sky. The device is installed as part of Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile,

64 cm diameter sensor

LSST camera sensor is intermittent 189 Individual Sensors each together with 16 megapixels. The total diameter of the sensor area is 64 cm, To be able to display the images recorded with it in full resolution, 378 4K Screen essential.

already done with sensor array first snapshot Created and published. Meanwhile, large optics have also been installed on the sensor field. Lens camera has one 1.6 m. diameter ofwhich is already in itself represents a world record,

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15 terabytes per night

The LSST camera is scheduled to be brought to Chile in early 2023. There she completes every 3 days panoramic shot Southern starry sky. and for the next ten years, resulting in the largest time-lapse image of the universe. a data volume of 15 terabytes To meet

recording should help motion of celestial bodies To understand better. Researchers also expect useful information about a wide variety of topics. event of the universe,

highly sensitive to light

LSST images are also considered so far unseen things visible in the galaxy. The camera must be sensitive enough to light that you can burning candle still in thousands of kilometers away can recognize. is for commissioning 2024 Planned.


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