Photo credit: Jacqueline Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the first 3.2-gigapixel (3,200-megapixel) digital photos – the largest ever taken in a single shot. These images are so large that it would take approximately 378 4K ultra-high-definition TV screens to display just a single one of them in full size. To put it into another perspective, their resolution is so high that you could see a golf ball from a whopping 15-miles away. Read more for a video and additional information.
This camera sensor array will soon be installed on the world’s largest digital camera, currently under construction at SLAC. Once activated at the Rubin Observatory in Chile, the camera will be able to capture panoramic images of the complete Southern sky, or one panorama every few nights for 10 years.
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This is a huge milestone for us. The focal plane will produce the images for the LSST, so it’s the capable and sensitive eye of the Rubin Observatory,” said Vincent Riot, LSST Camera project manager from DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.