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About WFC3

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Southern Crab Nebula imaged by WFC3 - Hubblesite.org

The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) is a fourth-generation UVIS/IR imager aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). WFC3 was installed in May 2009 during HST servicing mission 4, and replaces the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

WFC3 is designed to ensure that HST maintains its powerful imaging capabilities until the end of its mission, while at the same time advancing its survey and discovery capability through WFC3’s combination of broad wavelength coverage, wide field of view, and high sensitivity. A key feature of WFC3 is its panchromatic wavelength coverage. By combining two optical/ultraviolet CCDs with a near-infrared HgCdTe array, WFC3 is capable of direct, high-resolution imaging over the entire wavelength range from 200 to 1700 nm. Equipped with a comprehensive range of wide-, intermediate-, and narrow-band filters, WFC3 has broad applicability to a variety of new astrophysical investigations.

WFC3 is a facility instrument. It was developed, constructed, characterized, and calibrated by an Integrated Product Team (IPT) led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and composed of staff astronomers and engineers from GSFC, STScI, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and other industrial contractors.

 

WFC3 Instrument Resources

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ISRs

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ISR 2020-08: Strategies for Mitigation of CTE Losses in WFC3/UVIS

June 05, 2020J. Anderson

ISR 2020-07: Supplemental Dither Patterns for WFC3/UVIS

June 05, 2020J. Anderson

ISR 2020-06: WFC3/UVIS EPER CTE 2009 - 2020

May 07, 2020H. Khandrika

ISR 2020-05: WFC3 IR Sensitivity over Time

April 17, 2020V. Kozhurina-Platais, S. Baggett

ISR 2020-04: The Dispersed infrared background in WFC3 G102 and G141 observations

April 16, 2020N. Pirzkal, R. Ryan

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STANs

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WFC3 STAN Issue 33, October 2020

October 15, 2020

WFC3 STAN Issue 32, July 2020

July 23, 2020

WFC3 STAN Issue 31, June 2020

June 01, 2020

WFC3 STAN Issue 30, January 2020

January 02, 2020

WFC3 STAN Issue 29, June 2019

June 27, 2019

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Gallery

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014
Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 - http://hubblesite.org/image/3380

Saturn Opposition 2018

Saturn Opposition 2018 - hubblesite.org

Southern Crab Nebula
Southern Crab Nebula

Southern Crab Nebula - hubblesite.org

MACS J0416.1-2403
MACS J0416.1-2403

MACS J0416.1-2403 - hubblesite.org

Bubble Nebula
Bubble Nebula

Bubble Nebula - hubblesite.org

LAST UPDATED: 10/16/2020

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