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Science with the Second Wide Field and Planetary Camera

Trauger, John and Burrows, Chris and Clarke, John and Crisp, Dave and Gallagher, Jay and Griffiths, Richard and Hester, Jeff and Hoessel, John and Holtzman, Jon and Mould, Jeremy and Westphal, Jim (1992) Science with the Second Wide Field and Planetary Camera. In: Science with the Hubble Space Telescope. European Southern Observatory. No.44. Garching bei München , Sardinia, Italy, pp. 509-516. ISBN 9783923524471.

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With the commencement of Cycle 4 observations, the General Observer community will have access to the second Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC-2), a replacement for the original WFPC instrument. WFPC-2, a wide-field photometric camera which covers the spectrum from 1200 to 10000 Angstroms, will be installed in the Hubble radial bay during the currently manifested December 1992 Shuttle servicing mission. Besides optical correction for the aberrated Hubble primary mirror, the WFPC-2 incorporates evolutionary improvements in photometric imaging capabilities. The CCD sensors, signal chain electronics, filter set, FUV performance, internal calibrations, and operational efficiency have all been improved through new technologies and lessons learned from WFPC operations and Hubble experience since launch. Here we provide an overview of the new instrument, beginning with the assumption that the reader is already familiar with the original WFPC now in service.

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Additional Information:© 1992 ESO. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System.
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Official Citation:Science with the Second Wide Field and Planetary Camera Trauger, J.; Burrows, C.; Clarke, J.; Crisp, D.; Gallagher, J.; Griffiths, R.; Hester, J.; Hoessel, J.; Holtzman, J.; Mould, J.; Westphal, J. Publication: Science with the Hubble Space Telescope, Proceedings of a ST-ECF/STScI Workshop held in Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy 29 June - 7 July 1992. ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings, No. 44. Edited by Piero Benvenuti and Ethan J. Schreier. Garching near Munich: European Southern Observatory, 1992 pages 509-516
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