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The on-orbit performance of WFPC2

Trauger, John T. and Ballester, Gilda E. and Burrows, Christopher J. and Casertano, Stefano and Clarke, John T. and Crisp, David and Evans, Robin W. and Gallagher, John S., III and Griffiths, Richard E. and Hester, J. Jeff and Hoessel, John G. and Holtzman, Jon A. and Krist, John E. and Scowen, Paul A. and Stapelfeldt, Karl R. and Watson, Alan M. and Westphal, James A. (1994) The on-orbit performance of WFPC2. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 435 (1). L3-L6. ISSN 2041-8205.

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The second Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC2) was successfully installed in the Hubble Space Telescope during the STS-61 servicing mission in 1993 December. The primary objective of this new camera is to provide diffraction-limited photometric imaging over a wide field and a spectral range from 0.12 to l.0 µm. Here we provide an overview of the characteristics of the new instrument and offer our perspectives based on the first 6 months of operations on-orbit.

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Additional Information:© 1994 American Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1994 June 14; accepted 1994 August 11. The WFPC2 instrument was made possible through the dedicated and skilled efforts of many individuals who carried out the engineering and instrument manufacture at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, project management at the Goddard Space Flight Center, operations planning at the Space Telescope Science Institute, and overall program management at NASA headquarters. Science oversight was provided by the WFPC2 IDT and a number of science advisory working groups.
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Official Citation:The on-orbit performance of WFPC2 Trauger, J. T., Ballester, G. E., Burrows, C. J., Casertano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D. Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 435, no. 1, p. L3-L6
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