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Published November 1, 1994 | Published
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The on-orbit performance of WFPC2


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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© 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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