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Inflight performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys
Author(s): Mark Clampin; Marco Sirianni; George F. Hartig; Holland C. Ford; Garth D. Illingworth; William Burmester; Andre R. Martel; Adam Riess; Ronald J. Schrein; Pamela C. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced camera for Surveys (ACS), installed in the Hubble Space telescope in March 2002, has significantly extended HST’s deep, survey imaging capabilities. ACS comprises three cameras: the Wide Field Camera (WFC) is designed for deep, near-IR survey imaging programs; the High Resolution Camera (HRC) is a high angular resolution imager/coronagraph, which fully samples the HST point spread function in the visible; and the Solar Blind Camera (SBC) is a far-UV imager. ACS has met, or exceeded all of its key performance specification. In this paper we briefly review the in-flight performances of the instrument's CCD detectors. We present an overview of the performance of the ACS CCD detectors, based on the first year of flight science operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5167, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes, (12 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512509
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Clampin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marco Sirianni, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Holland C. Ford, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Garth D. Illingworth, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
William Burmester, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Andre R. Martel, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Adam Riess, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Ronald J. Schrein, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5167:
Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes
Thomas J. Grycewicz; Craig R. McCreight, Editor(s)

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