28 July 2000 Widefield camera 3 for the Hubble Space Telescope
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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.
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Edward S. Cheng, Edward S. Cheng, Robert J. Hill, Robert J. Hill, John W. MacKenty, John W. MacKenty, Laura Cawley, Laura Cawley, Patricia Knezek, Patricia Knezek, Ray E. Kutina, Ray E. Kutina, Casey M. Lisse, Casey M. Lisse, Olivia L. Lupie, Olivia L. Lupie, Massimo Robberto, Massimo Robberto, Massimo Stiavelli, Massimo Stiavelli, Robert W. O'Connell, Robert W. O'Connell, Bruce Balick, Bruce Balick, H. Bond, H. Bond, Daniela Calzetti, Daniela Calzetti, M. Carollo, M. Carollo, Mike Disney, Mike Disney, Mike Dopita, Mike Dopita, J. Frogel, J. Frogel, Donald N. B. Hall, Donald N. B. Hall, J. Hester, J. Hester, John Holtzman, John Holtzman, Gerard Anthony Luppino, Gerard Anthony Luppino, P. McCarthy, P. McCarthy, Francesco Paresce, Francesco Paresce, Abhijit Saha, Abhijit Saha, J. Silk, J. Silk, John T. Trauger, John T. Trauger, A. Walker, A. Walker, B. Whitmore, B. Whitmore, R. Windhorst, R. Windhorst, Erick T. Young, Erick T. Young, } "Widefield camera 3 for the Hubble Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394020; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.394020


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