Scientists are building the world's largest camera for this reason

Every invention is motivated by a cause or causes. According to the reports released by NPR, Scientists are on the course of designing the world's largest digital camera for the main aim of capturing panorama shots of the sky. 

world's largest camera for this reason

Upon completion of the design of the camera, it will be mounted on a massive telescope, called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, so that it can continually and repeatedly capture photos.

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NPR explains the reason for manufacturing the LSST which is to correct the challenges faced in the previous cameras and one of the challenges is that it could only capture one part of the sky at a time.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for capturing panorama images will allow scientists to take reliable record of objects moving across the sky over time which includes asteroids, supernova, Stars and so on.

The NPR's report further explained that the camera is not manufactured in one place, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is working on optical lenses near the San Francisco Bay in California, the Brookhaven National Laboratory on New York's Long Island is constructing sensors and  a device for switching out color filters is coming all the way from France.


The camera is being designed to have 21 144-megapixel cameras in which a single 144-megapixel camera has six times the amount of megapixels on a high-end camera.

When completed, the panorama camera will be attached to the LSST in Chile.

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