Images such as those obtained from the Sun during this year allow us to realize the improvements that digital photography has experienced in recent years, which has had a favorable impact on aspects such as sharpness, color and resolution.
Currently, the development of the largest digital camera in the world has been carried out, a project developed by the National Laboratory of Accelerators SLAC of the Department of Energy in Menlo Park, which was successfully tested by the team in charge, managing to take gigantic photos of 3200 megapixels.
This feat could be obtained thanks to the intervention of 189 individual sensors deployed in a focal plane of one meter wide in which each one of them has the capacity to take images of 16 megapixels.
Once its construction is completed in mid-2021, the camera-telescope will be put at the service of the Rubin Observatory in Chile where it will be used for a decade to take panoramic images of the entire southern sky, hoping to cover a range of 20 billion of galaxies.
It should be noted that these images will be processed as data that will feed the legacy of the Rubin Observatory of Space and Time (LSST), which refers to a catalog of galaxies whose number exceeds that of human beings living on earth.
Despite the success shown in tests, the giant digital camera still requires the integration of lenses and other elements, such as a shutter and a filter exchange system, also adding an optical lens that is considered to be the largest in the world.
You can read more about the matter at zdnet.com