10 Canon 400mm lenses combined to form a telescope array for viewing distant galaxies | Whuff News

A set of Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II supertelephoto lenses has been transformed into a special telescope for capturing the faintest galaxies and astronomical objects in the southern sky. The Huntsman telescope is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and the project was developed by Macquarie University’s School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences with Australian Astronomical Optics Macquarie (both are part of the Sydney-based university’s Faculty of Science and Engineering).

Huntman’s concept was inspired by the Dragonfly Telephoto Array. (Opens in a new tab) It uses Canon’s 400mm f/2.8L supertelephoto, but now has two banks of 24 lenses. It was developed by the University of Toronto and installed in New Mexico, USA.

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