The LSST camera

The LSST camera is the largest digital camera ever constructed. The image surface is flat with a diameter of approximately 25.2 in (64 cm). The detector format employs a mosaic of 189 16-megapixel silicon detectors arranged on 21 “rafts” to provide a total of about 3.2 gigapixels.

LSST Camera

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RetroReveal

retroReveal provides documentation and web based image processing algorithms designed to help people discover hidden content. While the current version of the site provides basic assistance with image processing, we will be adding support for collaborative work among scholarly communities in a wide variety of disciplines in the future. retroReveal provides an inexpensive discovery tool to assist people who wish to identify hidden text in their documents for further study. The web based image processing we provide assumes no specialized image editing knowledge, and is designed to be used by a broad spectrum of researchers, scholars, and community members.

 retroReveal.org is hosted by the University of Utah

[Thanks to Adam for alerting me to this site.]

Catholic Church. Heures de Nôtre Dame (use of Troyes and Sens) : manuscript, [ca. 1470]. MS Richardson 7. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Calendar (ff. 1-12v), March (ff. 3-3v), f. 3v.

Catholic Church. Heures de Nôtre Dame (use of Troyes and Sens) : manuscript, [ca. 1470]. MS Richardson 7. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Calendar (ff. 1-12v), March (ff. 3-3v), f. 3v.

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Accessing Harvard’s digitized maps

Thousands of the Harvard Map Collection’s maps and atlases from around the world are available online in hi-res.

Digitized Maps

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Book handling per Frick Collection

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MS Typ 464. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Book of Hours (Roman use) : ca. 1470

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American Beech

Ever wondered what that big beautiful tree is, just off the NE corner of Loeb House?

Find out at Harvard Yard Trees.

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So much stitching!

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Photographing glass: Lighting techniques for transparent glass objects

Corning Museum of Glass

This is the first of a series of blog posts addressing photographic lighting techniques for transparent glasses.

glass

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searchable glossary of bookbinding terms

Jan Lievens - Still Life with Books

The Language of Bindings Thesaurus (LoB) is a thesaurus of bookbinding terms for book structures dating from the ninth to the nineteenth century. This project has been partially funded by the AHRC. Contributions to the thesaurus have been made by a number of Contributors during 3 workshops.

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Pixel-shifting technology comes to prosumer cameras (one anyway)

Sony A7 III

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