Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Prepared, LSST Camera, Camera World's Largest

The world's largest digital camera, both physically and capacity, will be realized. Cameras that will be part of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) have now entered the design phase. This is the first step for the assembly will take two years.

This camera will take pictures of objects that exist beyond Earth. LSST will survey for three nights and took a picture which is equivalent to 800 000 with a capacity of eight-megapixel photos.

A total of 189 sensors and over 3 tons (2.7 tonnes) of components will be tightly packed into its cylindrical body. Work has already begun on the telescope’s 8.4-meter (27.5-foot) primary mirror, at the final site of the observatory on the Cerro Pachón ridge in northern Chile.

Plans for the LSST include studies on things such as dark energy and dark matter, detection of near-Earth asteroids, and analysis of the structure of the galaxy. Data will be available to anyone with internet access.

For three nights, the LSST will take as much as 30 terabytes of data every night. Camera capable of taking pictures with specs like that is a camera and weighs three tons and is capable of capturing an area 49 times the size of the Moon in a single frame. Wide and in this picture will catch every object that is close to the earth, from dark matter to dark energy.

DOE and the National Science Foundation who helped in the construction of this camera will be finished construction in 2014. Although still in the design phase, some small part started. Such as installation of a mirror of 8.4 meters and the construction of the telescope at Cerro Pachon homes, Northern Chile.

The LSST camera is designed to provide a wide field of view with better than 0.2 arcsecond sampling and spectral sampling in five or more bands from 400nm to 1060nm. The image surface is flat with a diameter of approximately 64 cm. The detector format will be a circular mosaic providing over 3 Gigapixels per image. The camera includes a filter mechanism and, if necessary, shuttering capability. The camera is positioned in the middle of the telescope. 1/2012 (Image credit: LSST Corporation)

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