Largest Digital Camera

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  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Is under construction - 3.2 gigapixels. Scheduled science first light - 2021
    Large Synoptic Survey Telescope - Wikipedia

    The plan is that the 3.2-gigapixel, f/1.23 digital camera will make a 15-second exposure every 20 seconds once its dark enough each sufficiently clear night.


     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Ugh. THREE mirrors? But I thought we were moving away from mirrors and towards mirrorless?

    (Please note this is a joke. :smile:)

    Very neat!
     
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    I thought it was funny that they called it a very wide 3.5 degree fov. I’m sure for a telescope that is very wide.


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    Eh, I have one of those in my bag. :aiwebs_016: The biggest pain is the tripod. :aiwebs_016:

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  5. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    And people say me lenses are overkill!!
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's only because they are taller than you are! :D
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I wonder how ugly the bokeh's gonna be with THREE mirrors!
     
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    SoulfulRecover Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't know what a teraflop is or a petabyte :apthy:
     
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    petrochemist No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A flop is one instruction per second, so a standard SI teraflop is 1,000,000,000,000 instructions per second. Computer uses tend to use Binary numbers where 1024 is used instead of 1000 for each multiple - though they switch to base 10 when selling hard drives it makes them look bigger!

    Peta is another step up from tera another factor of 1000. A petabyte is around 500x you'd get in a typical external drive these days (2TB drives are now common)
     
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    SoulfulRecover Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    jeebus that's a lot of information. Computers and storage is starting to get nuts
     
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    Starting?


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    For me at any rate. I was blown away that I could get a computer that has 1 terabyte of storage or a thumb drive that's 16 gigs. I don't know what people are doing to fill that space but ive had my comp since 2013ish and it maybe has 100 gigs used.
     

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