WFPC2 - four light paths

Dividing Light
Choose a Camera:
Camera 1
Camera 2
Camera 3
Camera 4

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WFPC2 - side view

The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2ís four-camera design allows it to view more of the sky than a single camera could.

An intricate system of mirrors divides the beam of incoming light into four separate streams, each of which goes to a different camera.

Click on the camera buttons at left to see the light path and resulting image portion for each of WFPC2's four cameras.

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