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PostPosted: 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?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:13 am 
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The recent one of Jupiter's dark spot was taken with the WFC3:

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/23/

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.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:21 am 
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Thanks Dave :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:39 am 
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Follow the HST calibration and commissioning here...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubbl ... g2009.html

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

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PostPosted: 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.


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PostPosted: 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.

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PS. This is interesting, if you've not already seen it...
http://www.spacetelescope.org/about/gen ... /wfc3.html

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:13 pm 
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Here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8246556.stm

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....and here,

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubbl ... index.html

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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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