Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"The world's largest digital camera has been installed on a new telescope designed to hunt for potentially dangerous asteroids."
Typical consumer digital cameras offer imaging chips just a few millimetres across. The new Pan-STARRS camera, by contrast, boasts a light-detecting surface that spans 40 centimetres. Sixty separate chips lie on that surface, providing a total of 1.4 billion pixels.