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Wide Field Camera 3: science capabilities and plans for flight operation
Author(s): John W. MacKenty; Randy A. Kimble; Robert W. O'Connell; Jacqueline A. Townsend
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Paper Abstract

Wide Field Camera 3 is the next generation of Hubble Space Telescope imaging instruments. Designed to complement and extend the existing capabilities of the HST, WFC3 will provide large increases in scientific performance in the near ultraviolet and near infrared wavelength regions. This paper describes the scientific capabilities of WFC3, provides a projection of its anticipated scientific performance, and discusses the plans for on-orbit testing and calibration during the Servicing Mission Orbital Verification period.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70101F (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790039
Show Author Affiliations
John W. MacKenty, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert W. O'Connell, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Jacqueline A. Townsend, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7010:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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