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This is the world’s largest digital camera

  The Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) camera is being built by researchers at Stanford University’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with the goal of capturing the night sky in unprecedented detail. Although the camera isn’t fully complete yet, all of its mechanical components are now together for the first time in one photogenic structure.  Standing at 1.65-meter tall, LSST Camera is the largest digital camera ever constructed. The camera will be installed at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory at the summit of Cerro Pachón in Chile by the end of 2024.The 3200-megapixel camera – powerful enough to spot a golf ball from 15 miles away – is around the size of a small  SUV , while its lens alone has a diameter of over five feet. Once finished, it will take digital images of the entire visible southern sky every few nights from the Rubin Observatory. Its 189 sensors take in light emanating from stars and other objects and convert it to electrical signals that can be turned into digita