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Advanced camera for the Hubble Space Telescope
Author(s): Holland C. Ford; Paul D. Feldman; David A. Golimowski; Zlatan I. Tsvetanov; Frank Bartko; James H. Crocker; Pierre Y. Bely; Robert A. Brown; Christopher J. Burrows; Mark Clampin; George F. Hartig; Marc Postman; Marc D. Rafal; William Brian Sparks; Richard L. White; Tom Broadhurst; Garth D. Illingworth; Tim Kelly; Robert A. Woodruff; Edward S. Cheng; Randy A. Kimble; Carolyn A. Krebs; Susan G. Neff; Michael P. Lesser; George Miley
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Camera for the Hubble Space Telescope will have three cameras. The first, the Wide Field Camera, will be a high throughput (45% at 700 nm, including the HST optical telescope assembly), wide field (200' X 204'), optical and I-band camera that is half critically sampled at 500 nm. The second, the High Resolution Camera (HRC), is critically sampled at 500 nm, and has a 26' X 29' field of view and 25% throughput at 600 nm. The HRC optical path will include a coronagraph which will improve the HST contrast near bright objects by a factor of approximately 10. The third camera is a far ultraviolet, Solar-Blind Camera that has a relatively high throughput (6% at 121.6 nm) over a 26' X 29' field of view. The Advanced Camera for Surveys will increase HST's capability for surveys and discovery by at least a factor of ten.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2807, Space Telescopes and Instruments IV, (12 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255099
Show Author Affiliations
Holland C. Ford, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
David A. Golimowski, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Zlatan I. Tsvetanov, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Frank Bartko, Bartko Science and Technology (United States)
James H. Crocker, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pierre Y. Bely, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Robert A. Brown, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Christopher J. Burrows, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Mark Clampin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Marc D. Rafal, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
William Brian Sparks, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Richard L. White, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Tom Broadhurst, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Garth D. Illingworth, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Tim Kelly, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Woodruff, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Edward S. Cheng, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carolyn A. Krebs, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Susan G. Neff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael P. Lesser, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)
George Miley, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2807:
Space Telescopes and Instruments IV
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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