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Widefield camera 3 for the Hubble Space Telescope
Author(s): Edward S. Cheng; Robert J. Hill; John W. MacKenty; Laura Cawley; Patricia Knezek; Ray E. Kutina; Casey M. Lisse; Olivia L. Lupie; Massimo Robberto; Massimo Stiavelli; Robert W. O'Connell; Bruce Balick; H. Bond; Daniela Calzetti; M. Carollo; Mike Disney; Mike Dopita; J. Frogel; Donald N. B. Hall; J. Hester; John Holtzman; Gerard Anthony Luppino; P. McCarthy; Francesco Paresce; Abhijit Saha; J. Silk; John T. Trauger; A. Walker; B. Whitmore; R. Windhorst; Erick T. Young
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Paper Abstract

In June 1997, NASA made the decision to extend the end of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) mission from 2005 until 2010. As a result, the age of the instruments on board the HST became a consideration. After careful study, NASA decided to ensure the imaging capabilities of the HST by replacing the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 with a low-cost facility instrument, the Wide Field Camera 3. This paper provides an overview of the scientific goals and capabilities of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394020
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Edward S. Cheng, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Hill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John W. MacKenty, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Laura Cawley, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Patricia Knezek, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Ray E. Kutina, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Casey M. Lisse, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Olivia L. Lupie, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Massimo Robberto, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Massimo Stiavelli, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Robert W. O'Connell, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Bruce Balick, Univ. of Washington (United States)
H. Bond, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Daniela Calzetti, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
M. Carollo, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Mike Disney, Univ. of Wales at Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Mike Dopita, Mt. Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (Australia)
J. Frogel, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Donald N. B. Hall, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
J. Hester, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
John Holtzman, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Gerard Anthony Luppino, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
P. McCarthy, Carnegie Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington (United States)
Francesco Paresce, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Abhijit Saha, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
J. Silk, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
John T. Trauger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
B. Whitmore, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
R. Windhorst, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Erick T. Young, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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