from the tyger-tyger-burning-bright dept.
StupendousMan writes "Scientists at
in Germany will start monitoring the sky every clear
night (starting in October), using a curious combination:
a 28-Megapixel CCD camera behind a 30-mm f/3.5 fisheye lens.
first light test images
show, the device can record nearly the full sky down
to ninth magnitude (about 20 times fainter than the naked
eye limit) every 5 minutes.
The goal is to create a permanent record of bright objects,
which could be used to discover comets and novae."
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