Friday, September 21, 2012

570 Megapixel Camera

Galaxy NGC 1365 is one of the first pictures from the new 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, built here in Chicago at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The camera itself is in a Chilean observatory, high up in dry air so that the atmosphere will interfere less with the view. If you want to read more, here is the link to the original article I swiped the photo from:

National Geographic Article 9/2012

I'm looking forward to more galaxy photos that I can crib from for paintings :D

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