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Postby sidd finch » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:11 pm

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Stanford researchers have taken 3,200-megapixel photos, the largest-ever, using sensors that will be part of the world’s largest digital camera, according to a SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory blog post. The camera will be installed in the university’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) telescope in Chile, which will study dark energy, dark matter and create the “largest astronomical movie of all time.”

The photos are so large, in fact, that it would take 378 4K ultra-high-definition TV screens to display one of them in full size. You can also see small, dim objects other cameras can’t capture -- the resolution is so high that you could see a golf ball from 15 miles away, and the sensors can spot objects 100 million times dimmer than visible with the naked eye.

This staggering performance is made possible through 189 sensors, known as charge-coupled devices (CCDs) that each measure 16 megapixels. The CCDs are packaged into units called “rafts,” which make up the camera’s focal plane. There are 21 rafts, plus four specialty rafts not used for imaging. Altogether, the focal plane contains 3.2 billion pixels. Each of the rafts, worth up to $3 million apiece, were inserted into a grid for the focal plane over six “nerve-wracking” months.

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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby Dave McElderry » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:38 pm

Looks great! I just ordered two (in case one has a dead pixel). Two day free shipping from Amazon Prime.
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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby Peru » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:21 pm

Dave McElderry wrote:Looks great! I just ordered two (in case one has a dead pixel). Two day free shipping from Amazon Prime.

Is there a limit of two?
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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby Dave McElderry » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:39 pm

Peru wrote:Is there a limit of two?


No, but I’m trying to not be extravagant.
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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:20 am

Dave McElderry wrote:Looks great! I just ordered two (in case one has a dead pixel). Two day free shipping from Amazon Prime.

Dave, why not have them shipped by Amazon Prime Air? Much quicker than two days. ::C
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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby Dave McElderry » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:35 am

John 'twosheds' McDonald wrote:Dave, why not have them shipped by Amazon Prime Air? Much quicker than two days. ::C


Cause when I ordered that pool table by Prime Air my neighbor shot the drone down
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Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:38 am

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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby sidd finch » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:37 am

Looks great! I just ordered two (in case one has a dead pixel)


Dave that second one you ordered would make a nice webcam for your vintage Apple Macintosh computer. I know how badly you wanted to have a new webcam.

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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby Dave McElderry » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:30 am

I've already got a webcam.
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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby sidd finch » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:34 pm

Dave somehow you always have the latest and greatest gear...wowzer... nice webcam

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Re: Now that's a camera

Postby Paz_Pazzaz » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:06 pm

Is there a limit of two?


Doesn't much matter now. They're all sold out!

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