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Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 Instrument Handbook

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2.2 WFPC2 Configuration, Field-of-View, and
Resolution


The field-of-view and angular resolution of the wide field and planetary camera is split up as follows (see Chapter 4 for more details on CCDs):


 
Table 2.1: Summary of Camera Format.
Camera
Pixel and CCD Format
Field-of-View
Pixel Scale
F/ratio
Wide Field
800 × 800
× 3 CCDs
2.5' × 2.5' (L-shaped)
~100 milli-arcseconds
12.9
Planetary
800 × 800
× 1 CCD
35" × 35"
~46 milli-arcseconds
28.3

Figure 2.1: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 Concept Illustration. The calibration channel, and pick-off mirror mechanisms are not shown.


 

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