Rembrandt's The Night Watch's Secrets Unveiled In Most Detailed Photo Ever

The largest and most detailed photograph, of an artwork has been created. The Operation Night Watch research team of the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands succeeded in creating an extremely detailed photograph of The Night Watch by Rembrandt. The photograph is four times sharper than its predecessor. This means it is now possible to zoom in even further on minute, pin-sharp particles of pigment. Each pixel represents an area of 5 micrometres or 0.005mm square and the complete composite image is made up of 8,439 individual photographs measuring 5.5cm x 4.1cm. The team used a 100-megapixel Hasselblad H6D 400 MS-camera. Artificial intelligence was used to stitch these smaller photographs together to form the final large image. This 717 gigapixel image is available for viewing on the Rijksmuseum website.

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