(ORDO NEWS) — The largest digital camera in the world is almost ready to be mounted on a telescope.
At the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, engineers are finishing work on the world’s largest digital camera.
The camera will be sent to Chile and mounted on a telescope located in the Andes. The project was started a couple of years ago.
The camera has been set up so that visitors can see its amazing focus plane (which has 189 CCDs) through the camera lenses.
Employees of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory organized trips for media representatives to the clean room.
What is unique about the LSST camera?
The LSST camera is a digital camera that, using 189 sensors, can capture light from stars and other objects and convert it into electrical signals that are converted into digital photographs.
The size of each sensor is about 16 millimeters.
The camera has a total resolution of 3.2 gigapixels and can take pictures with enough detail to see a particle of lunar dust.
At 1.57 meters in diameter, its largest lens is the largest of its kind ever built.
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