Advanced camera for the Hubble Space Telescope

Holland C. Ford, Paul D. Feldman, David A. Golimowski, Zlatan Tsvetanov, Frank Bartko, James H. Crocker, Pierre Y. Bely, Robert A. Brown, Christopher J. Burrows, Mark Clampin, George F. Hartig, Marc Postman

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The Advanced Camera for the Hubble Space Telescope will have three cameras. The first, the Wide Field Camera, will be a high throughput (45% at 700 nm, including the HST optical telescope assembly), wide field (200' × 204'), optical and I-band camera that is half critically sampled at 500 nm. The second, the High Resolution Camera (HRC), is critically sampled at 500 nm, and has a 26' × 29' field of view and 25% throughput at 600 nm. The HRC optical path will include a coronagraph which will improve the HST contrast near bright objects by a factor of approximately 10. The third camera is a far ultraviolet, Solar-Blind Camera that has a relatively high throughput (6% at 121.6 nm) over a 26' × 29' field of view. The Advanced Camera for Surveys will increase HST's capability for surveys and discovery by at least a factor of ten.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsPierre Y. Bely, James B. Breckinridge
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instruments IV - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 6 Aug 19967 Aug 1996


OtherSpace Telescopes and Instruments IV
CityDenver, CO, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ford, H. C., Feldman, P. D., Golimowski, D. A., Tsvetanov, Z., Bartko, F., Crocker, J. H., Bely, P. Y., Brown, R. A., Burrows, C. J., Clampin, M., Hartig, G. F., & Postman, M. (1996). Advanced camera for the Hubble Space Telescope. In P. Y. Bely, & J. B. Breckinridge (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2807, pp. 184-196)