Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The LSST: our 3 Gigapixel window on the Universe - Digital cameras, digital camera reviews, photography views and news newsNovember 2, 2009 - 09:30 GMT
On the Cerro Pachan ridge in Chile, the LSST - a new kind of telescope - will see the light in 2014. With a light-gathering power among the largest in the world, it can detect faint objects with short exposures. Its uniquely wide field of view allows it to observe large areas of the sky at once; compact and nimble, it can move quickly between images. Taking more than 800 panoramic images each night, it can cover the sky twice each week. The LSST is equipped with a giant 3 Gigapixel digital camera that houses a 64 cm focal plane array...More