The Camera Bag: 3.2 Billion (Yes, Billion!) Pixel Telescope Will Be World’s Largest Digital Camera
If you thought the megapixel wars were over, you've probably never heard of the 3.2 billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera.
Comprised of 189 sensors and over three tons of components, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), is designed to capture the entire visible sky every week. In doing so, it will create an unprecedented public archive of data: about 6 billion gigabytes of imaging info per year.
According to the SLAC News Center
, that's "the equivalent of shooting roughly 800,000 images with a regular eight-megapixel digital camera every night."
And these photos...
Source: Imaging Resource