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When pics from New Hubble Camera?
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Author:  Brian Albin [ Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:43 am ]
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Has anyone heard when we get the first pictures from Wide Field & Planetary Camera #3?

Author:  12dstring [ Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:13 am ]
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The recent one of Jupiter's dark spot was taken with the WFC3:

Though it says that was just a quick interruption from the callibration they were doing as it was such a rare event.

Not sure when the fully callibrated images will start coming through though.

Author:  Brian Albin [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:21 am ]
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Thanks Dave :D

Author:  gyro [ Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:39 am ]
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Follow the HST calibration and commissioning here... ... g2009.html

It is scheduled to be up and running by Oct' to image the Lcross/Centaur lunar impacts.

Author:  Brian Albin [ Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:54 am ]
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Thank you Gyro!
I did not know where to look for that information.

It is good to know we shall start getting pictures in October. I remember when the camera #2 replaced the first one in the 1990s and how much better the images were. I have been eager to see pictures from this newest camera.

Author:  Davej [ Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:17 am ]
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Hi Brian,
I was looking at a site a few days ago and it showed an image of a distant galaxy taken by WFC2 and it then simulated a comparrison of the same galaxy taken by WFC3. The difference was incredible.
I too am looking forward to seeing the new images.

PS. This is interesting, if you've not already seen it... ... /wfc3.html

Author:  nealeh [ Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:13 pm ]
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Author:  gyro [ Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:34 pm ]
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....and here, ... index.html

Author:  brian livesey [ Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:40 am ]
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There was a brief mention of the Butterfly Nebula as seen in the refurbished Hubble on Radio 3 news yesterday.
Amusingly, the newsreader gave a vivid picture of the colours in the nebula, unaware that Hubble pics are monochrome with artificial colours being added on at the receiving end.

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