Canon supplies lenses for extragalactic photo array

Dragonfly Telephoto Array Project using Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 lenses
(Image credit: Pieter van Dokkum, Yale University)

Canon will be providing technical backing to Project Dragonfly, a development undertaken by international research teams based at Yale and Toronto Universities. The manufacturer will be supplying 120 telephoto lenses to bolster the project. 

Telescopes within the array will each be equipped with multiple Canon super-telephoto single lenses, namely the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, capable of capturing the faintest of galaxies that had previously escaped detection from the largest of conventional telescopes. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.