World's largest digital camera being built.

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BigBen08 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,468
World's largest digital camera being built.

To be used for astro photography. Interesting article.

https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2022/10/01/the-big-picture-us-space-scientists-build-worlds-largest-digital-camera

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OpticsEngineer Veteran Member • Posts: 7,729
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thanks for the link. a fairly nice write up.   the bouncing electrons gave me a chuckle though.  admittedly it is difficult to get across in a few words why electronic sensors need cooling.

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Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 20,908
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"Each night, it will generate 20 terabytes of data."

That's about as much as will fit on the largest 3.5" hard drive mechanisms currently available.  That KA-CHING!  KA-CHING!  sound is the sound of cash registers ringing continuously at the place that sells the observatory the hard drives …

bert502 New Member • Posts: 2
Re: World's largest digital camera being built.

I read this article is very interesting I think it's a good idea what they will do interesting when the end of this project will be exactly

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