12 October 1996 Advanced camera for the Hubble Space Telescope
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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.
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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, "Advanced camera for the Hubble Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 2807, Space Telescopes and Instruments IV, (12 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255099; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.255099
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