Hubble Space Telescope
(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.
- WFC3 ("Wide Field Camera 3") replaced WF/PC and WF/PC2, with facilities for Optical and Infrared Spectrography.
- NICMOS ("Near-infrared 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.
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Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)
Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS)
Extended Groth Strip (EGS)
Faint Infrared Grism Survey (FIGS)
Field of View (FOV)
GOODS NICMOS Survey (GNS)
Guide Star Catalog (GSC)
Hubble Deep Field (HDF)
Hubble Deep Field South (HDF-S)
Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF)
Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope (RCT)
Spectral Resolution (R)
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)
Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)
Ultimate Spitzer Phase Curve Survey (USPCS)
Ultraviolet Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (UVUDF)