The Last Supper in 16 118 035 591 pixels

You can view Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in complete detail. How? On the Internet, of course. Here, to be more precise.

The Italian company HAL9000 has made a digital scan of the famous picture. See the technical details:

Size: pixel (172181 x 93611)
Color depth: 16 bit per channel
Shots: May, 7 – 2007
Number of shots: 1677
Computing: CPU: 2 “Quad Core AMD Opteron™” 64 bit processors
RAM: 16 Gigabyte
Hard Disk: 2 Terabyte
Photographic Equipment:
Camera: “Nikon D2Xs”
Lens: “AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED II”
Real time acquisition Software: Nikon Camera Control Pro
Post processing and real time verification software: Nikon Capture NX
Pointing Device:
Motorized Panoramic Head: CLAUSS Rodeon VR
Notes: Great care has been adopted in the Last Supper illumination during shooting. Lighting system has been tested and validated in the Photometric Laboratory of the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro not to damage the painting

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