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

The Advanced Camera for the Hubble Space Telescope has three cameras. The first, the Wide Field Camera, will be a high- throughput, wide field, 4096 X 4096 pixel CCD optical and I-band camera that is half-critically sampled at 500 nm. The second, the High Resolution Camera (HRC), is a 1024 X 1024 pixel CCD camera that is critically sampled at 500 nm. The HRC has a 26 inch X 29 inch field of view and 29 percent throughput at 250 nm. The HRC optical path includes a coronagraph that will improve the HST contrast near bright objects by a factor of approximately 10 at 900 nm. The third camera, the solar-blind camera, is a far-UV, pulse-counting array that has a relatively high throughput over a 26 inch X 29 inch field of view. The advanced camera for surveys will increase HST's capability for surveys and discovery by a factor of approximately 10 at 800 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324464
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Holland C. Ford, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Frank Bartko, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Pierre Y. Bely, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Tom Broadhurst, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Christopher J. Burrows, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United Kingdom)
Edward S. Cheng, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Mark Clampin, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
James H. Crocker, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
David A. Golimowski, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
George F. Hartig, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Garth D. Illingworth, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Michael P. Lesser, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
George Miley, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (Netherlands)
Susan G. Neff, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Marc Postman, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
William Brian Sparks, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Zlatan I. Tsvetanov, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Richard L. White, ACS Science and Engineering Instrument Definition Team (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carolyn A. Krebs, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Douglas B. Leviton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Tom La Jeunesse, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
William Burmester, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Sherri Fike, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Rich Johnson, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert B. Slusher, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Paul Volmer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Woodruff, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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