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World’s Most Powerful Camera Accidentally Captures a Picture of Comet Lovejoy

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Until the 3.2-gigapixel LSST camera is launched in Chile, the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (also in Chile) is the world’s most powerful camera. While photographing the southern sky recently to study the nature of dark energy, operators of the telescope camera accidentally captured the photo above showing Comet Lovejoy.
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Time-Lapse of Comet Lovejoy Rising Above the Andes Mountains

Astrophotographer St├ęphane Guisard captured this time-lapse video showing Comet Lovejoy rising above the Andes mountains like a giant paintbrush stroke across the sky. Guisard shot four different sequences with four different lenses to zoom into the scene.

(via planet5D)