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The Impressive Numbers of the Worlds Largest Digital Camera.

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posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 07:28 AM
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Hi All

The world's largest digital camera will be at the focal point of one of the world's best telescopes it will survey the night sky for 10 years building up the most detailed images of the night sky.

This telescope will be operational from 2022.

The numbers from this are a little mind boggling for example.


If you wanted to display one of the LSST images, you would need to arrange 1,500 high-definition televisions in your living room



When it is switched on, the telescope will produce 11 trillion bits of data per hour.



The 3.5° field of view allows the LSST to produce a complete survey of the entire night sky every 3 days.


The pictures from this will be fantastic.

More info here The impressive numbers of the world's largest digital camera.

Enjoy

wmd.




posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 07:42 AM
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Amazing. And given the rate that technology evolves with Moore's law, in five years time, we'll have a network of such telescopes that can provide a 360x180 view of the entire celestial sphere in real-time.

Imagine being in a VR dome where you could just zoom in on any area and have it magnified million of times.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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Telescopes dont magnify millions of times is all about light gathering galaxies are large sometimes larger than you think see my other thread How Our Sky Would Look If Andromeda was Brighter



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: wmd_2008
a reply to: stormcell


Telescopes dont magnify millions of times is all about light gathering galaxies are large sometimes larger than you think see my other thread How Our Sky Would Look If Andromeda was Brighter

And yet, with the ever-increasing resolving power, we will be able to systematically photograph individual stars in those other galaxies.

Very distant galaxies, which appear as elongated smudges of light in current images, will show up in all their detailed glory in the future images. There's a lot more space out there beyond our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy.



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