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22 July 2008 The Wide-Field Camera 3 detectors
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The Wide-field Camera 3 (WFC3) is a fourth-generation instrument planned for installation in Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Designed as a panchromatic camera, WFC3's UVIS and IR channels will complement the other instruments onboard HST and enhance the observatory's scientific performance. UVIS images are obtained via two 4096×2051 pixel e2v CCDs while the IR images are taken with a 1024×1024 pixel HgCdTe focal plane array from Teledyne Imaging Sensors. Based upon characterization tests performed at NASA/GSFC, the final flight detectors have been chosen and installed in the instrument. This paper summarizes the performance characteristics of the WFC3 flight detectors based upon component and instrument-level testing in ambient and thermal vacuum environments.
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S. M. Baggett, R. J. Hill, R. A. Kimble, J. W. MacKenty, A. Waczynski, H. A. Bushouse, N. Boehm, H. E. Bond, T. M. Brown, N. R. Collins, G. Delo, L. Dressel, R. Foltz, G. Hartig, B. Hilbert, E. Kan, J. Kim-Quijano, E. Malumuth, A. Martel, P. McCullough, L. Petro, M. Robberto, and Y. Wen "The Wide-Field Camera 3 detectors", Proc. SPIE 7021, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 70211Q (22 July 2008);

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