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The camera is scheduled to begin capturing photos and videos of the night sky in 2022 from the Cherro Pachon mountain in Chile. Over a 10 year period, it will capture more than 800 15-second exposure photos of the sky on a nightly basis, with each exposure covering 49 times more sky area than the moon.
At this rate, the camera will photograph the entire visible sky twice a week. A whopping 6 petabytes of data will be recorded every year by the camera, allowing researchers to gain a better understanding of our universe.
originally posted by: myartisstrong
You know what would be super sweet?
if they would put one of these cameras on a rocket and super hi res photographed the moon. There's some stuff up there I'd like a closer, hi def, view of...
a reply to: wmd_2008