If you think your new DSLR camera is packed with a large megapixel capture limited, when compared to the OmegaCam designed to take photographs of outer space it falls short of the OmegaCam’s 268 megapixels. The OmegaCam is equipped with a massive 1,700 pound sensor that makes up the wide-angle eye of the VLT Survey Telescope at Paranal Observatory.
The sensor is constructed from 32 individual CCD sensors which are then combined to create the huge 268 megapixels images of our night sky and the furthest reaches of space.
Te OmegaCam has been designed and built by a Consortium of Research Institutes from Germany, The Netherlands and Italy in collaboration with ESO. The photograph below of M17 otherwise known as the Omega Nebula was the first image taken by OmegaCam. You can view a much bigger image over on the Astro Wise website.
Source : DVICE
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