Biggest Camera

The world’s biggest camera was a jet hangar in California. The huge hangar was used to make a photo 32 feet (9.8 m) high x 111 feet (34 m) wide.


In some cases, “largest” is determined by the amount of detail it can produce. If this criterion is used, one of the top contenders would be Pan-STARRS or PS1.

This camera / telescope is used by astronomers to study dark matter and dark energy. The Pan-STARRS Is a 1400 megapixel camera. Its pixel number is 150 times more than the standard device. From Hawaii, the world’s biggest camera can scan three-quarters of the sky.

The device was created at Hawaii University. The device took more than ten years to build. It can also be used to locate supernovas. Asteroids that pass close to the Earth will also be seen. Exploding stars and rapid moving objects in the sky will be visible.

Computers are used to collect and analyze the data obtained by the device. The information it will gather is enough to pack thousands of personal computers.

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) Device

The DES is deigned for mapping 300 million galaxies. The 4 meter camera / telescope is fitted with a red sensitive 500 megapixel camera. The diameter is one meter. There is also a 2.2 degree field of view prime focus corrector. A rapid data acquisition system is also built-in. The device will be used for mapping out dark energy.

Facts about Megapixels

Megapixels are used as indicators of resolution capacity. A megapixel is equal to one million pixels. A single pixel looks like a dot, but it is actually a square. The device’s display screen is a grid made up of these dots. If you use a magnifying glass, the squares will be apparent.

The more pixels there are, the clearer the image is going to be. That is why cameras with high megapixels are always sought after. The megapixel is always used in digital cameras. For instance, 3.1 megapixels have a 2048 x 1536 resolution.

The pixel number here is 3,145,728. This means the image will be composed of over 3 million dots or squares. If the camera has a higher megapixel number, the finer the image will be.

Even if you don’t have the world’s biggest camera, the devices available in stores today are of very high quality. Compared with traditional devices, there is no need to have the film developed.

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