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Hubble Space Telescope

(HST)
(observatory-satellite with 2.4 meter reflective telescope)

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a 2.4 meter Reflector Telescope in space, launched in 1990 and still in operation in 2012. Instruments initially included:

  • WF/PC ("Wide Field and Planetary Camera"),
  • GHRS ("Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph"),
  • HSP ("High Speed Photometer"),
  • FOC ("Faint Object Camera"),
  • FOS ("Faint Object Spectrograph").

The optics were flawed and a system (COSTAR, Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement) was installed to compensate for the flaw. It is no longer necessary because the newer instruments do their own correction.

Current instruments:

  • WFC3 ("Wide Field Camera 3") replaced WF/PC and WF/PC2, with facilities for Optical and Infrared (IR) Spectrography.
  • NICMOS ("Near Infrared (NIR) Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer") replaced GHRS.
  • COS ("Cosmic Origins Spectrograph") replaced COSTAR.
  • ACS ("Advanced Camera for Surveys") replaced FOC.
  • STIS ("Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph") replaced the FOS.

(telescope,reflector,space,NASA,visible light,infrared)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope
http://www.stsci.edu/hst

Referenced by:
AEGIS
Angular Resolution
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)
Comet Galaxy
Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS)
Extended Groth Strip (EGS)
Faint Infrared Grism Survey (FIGS)
Field of View (FOV)
GOODS NICMOS Survey (GNS)
GOODS
Grism
Hubble Deep Field (HDF)
Hubble Deep Field South (HDF-S)
HRS
Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF)
Imaging Spectrometer
Monolithic Mirror
MOST
MUSCLES
NASA
Orion Disks
Parallax
Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope (RCT)
Reflector Telescope
Spectral Resolution (R)
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3D-HST
Three-Mirror Anastigmat
Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)
Ultraviolet Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (UVUDF)
WFIRST

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