The on-orbit performance of WFPC2
JT Trauger, GE Ballester, CJ Burrows, S Casertano, JT Clarke, D Crisp, RW Evans, JS Gallagher, RE Griffiths, JJ Hester, JG Hoessel, JA Holtzman, JE Krist, JR Mould, PA Scowen, KR Stapelfeldt, AM Watson, JA Westphal
Astrophysical Journal | Published : 1994
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 1.0 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.