Translator Disclaimer
Paper
12 July 2008 Wide Field Camera 3: science capabilities and plans for flight operation
Author Affiliations +
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.
© (2008) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
John W. MacKenty, Randy A. Kimble, Robert W. O'Connell, and Jacqueline A. Townsend "Wide Field Camera 3: science capabilities and plans for flight operation", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70101F (12 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790039
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top