Department of Energy approves 3,200-megapixel camera to capture detailed images of the Milky Way



Funding for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera (LSST) has officially been secured. Set to be roughly three tonnes, this car-sized beast will soon be snapping photographs of our universe at a sensor-shattering 3,200-megapixels.

Construction on the LSST is set to start in 2022 at the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. Its purpose is to capture the ‘widest, deepest and fastest views of the night sky ever observed’ over a decade-long mission…

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via Imaging Resource News Page


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