Thursday, December 10, 2009

The CFHT Legacy Survey Deep Field image.

Wow! if you thought the HST deep field image was amazing... look at this baby!
From the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey Deep Field #1. Using the "Megacam", a giant 36-CCD camera mounted at prime focus on the 3.6 meter telescope on top of Mauna Kea.

Half a million galaxies!

Terapix Data Centre. (It's just like my server room at work)

Here is the larger version at half resolution of the original Megacam image, beware it's 10Mb.