The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3

The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) was installed in 2009 and is now the primary science
instrument on HST. Under development since 1998, WFC3 expanded Hubble's ultraviolet and
infrared imaging capabilities by factors of more than 20. WFC3 also provides an unparalleled capability
for low resolution infrared spectroscopy of very faint sources. This talk will discuss the scientific
goals for WFC3, its basic design and technological advances, the achieved in-flight performance,
and our plans for future enhancement of its capabilities.

26/04/2012 - 14:00
John Mackenty
Space Telescope Science Institute