Here is what the Largest Digital Camera in the World Will Look Like
The largest digital camera is now a thing and will be built in Chile, in the foothills of the Andes.
This digital camera will look like nothing you’ve seen before, and will have no comparison with any known digital cameras.
Currently under construction in Chile, the LSST is being built to rapidly observe the night-time sky.
Because of its compact and nimble design, LSST will have the ability to move quickly between images. Its large mirror and large field view work together to deliver more light from faint astronomical objects than any optical telescope.
The LSST is a different kind of telescope. The digital camera will take more than 800 panoramic images each night with its, watch this, 3.2 billion-pixel camera.
It will give the ability to record the entire visible sky twice each week. Basically, during the survey, each part of the sky will be visited 1000 times.
“With a light-gathering power equal to a 6.7-m diameter primary mirror, each of its 30-second observations will be able to detect objects 10 million times fainter than visible with the human eye.”
“A powerful data system will compare new with previous images to detect changes in brightness and position of objects as big as far-distant galaxy clusters and as small as near-by asteroids.” -lsst.org
If you didn’t get it yet, the LSST ( Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) is a combination of telescope, mirror, camera, data processing, and survey, all in one giant place.
It will be able to capture changes in billions of faint objects and the data it provides will be a real help to create an animated, three-dimensional cosmic map with greater details and depth.
With the help of this camera, we will have a new chance to look at the Universe, but from a new and entirely different perspective.
“This map will serve a myriad of purposes, from locating that mysterious substance called dark matter and characterizing the properties of the even more mysterious dark energy, to tracking transient objects, to studying our own Milky Way Galaxy in depth.”
“It will even be used to detect and track potentially hazardous asteroids—asteroids that might impact the Earth and cause significant damage.” –lsst.org
Anyone with a computer will be able to view the moving map of the Universe created by the LSST, including objects a hundred million times fainter than can be observed with the naked eye.
The LSST project will provide analysis tools to enable both students and the public to participate in the process of scientific discovery.
P.s. Can you also check the most expensive digital camera in the world and tell us what you think?
What do you say? Looks good so far, but you think it will really happen?