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How to acquire a 3200 megapixel image

November 10, 2020
We supplied optics and cameras to the LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) project, in order to build an unprecedented CCD sensor.

In the early 2000s, the LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) project took shape for the creation of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory (Chile) equipped with a telescope with the largest CCD sensor camera ever built in the astronomical field.

Opto Engineering® took part in this very important project by supplying four telecentric lenses and four cameras which allowed the alignment and precision assembly of the array composed of 189 individual sensors of the maxi camera which will be positioned inside the telescope. In September 2020, the first image was acquired in the laboratory with a resolution of 3200 megapixels.

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