Field of View
(FOV, Field of Vision)
(angular measure of how much an optical instrument can view)
The Field of View of an astronomical telescope is the
angular area or Solid Angle indicating the amount
of the sky the telescope can image at once. The field
of view depends both upon the telescope and the instrument
- HST ACS: 10 square arc-minutes.
- same, utilizing its HRC (High Resolution Channel): 0.15 square arc-minutes.
- UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST): 30 square degrees.
The term may occasionally be used to refer to the range
of Surveys, as both Field of View and Range indicate
a portion of the sky covered.
Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
Allen Telescope Array (ATA)
CCAT Prime (CCAT-p)
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Palomar 48 Inch Telescope (P48)
Pi Of The Sky
Pulsar Timing Array (PTA)
Solid Angle (Ω)
Tomographic Ionized-Carbon Mapping Experiment (TIME)
UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST)
VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT)