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One heck of a telescope camera: 870 Megapixel

Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:36 pm

[edit]I was torn between putting this on the space thread or the visual haven.[/edit]

I was reading this Ars Technica bit: One night of telescope time rules out black hole/dark matter idea
The hardware is something called the Hyper Suprime-Cam, an 870 megapixel monster attached to an 8 meter telescope. Configured properly, it could capture the entire Andromeda galaxy in a single frame, and it can do so about every 90 seconds.
Hyper Suprime Cam That's one heck of a camera. :D
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