The Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park make the largest digital camera in the World and took the first 3200-megapixel digital photos, the largest ever taken in a single shot. The first images taken with the sensors were a test for the camera’s focal plane, whose assembly was completed at SLAC in January.
The complete focal plane of the future LSST Camera is more than 2 feet wide and contains 189 individual sensors that will produce 3,200-megapixel images. The camera will explore cosmic mysteries as part of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time. LSST Stands For Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.
The images are so large that it would take 378 4K ultra-high-definition TV screens to display one of them in full size, and their resolution is so high that you could see a golf ball from about 15 miles away. These and other properties will soon drive unprecedented astrophysical research.