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A Glimpse at the World’s Largest Digital Camera, a 570-Megapixel Beast (video)

 
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A Glimpse at the World’s Largest Digital Camera, a 570-Megapixel Beast (video)


The camera is the size of a phone booth and uses 62 separate CCD sensors and a 13-foot light-gathering mirror. After 8 years of construction, the camera was deployed at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile to unlock secrets of the universe by photographing broad patches of the night sky. It’s capable of photographing patches 6 times the size of the full moon in single exposures.

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