and the ACS teamed up to capture the final stages in the grand assembly of galaxies.
In late 1998, NICMOS
ran out of coolant before Schneider's team could track the motion of the object near TWA 6.
The scientifically interesting point is the important role NICMOS
Camera 3 is the only NICMOS
detector that has a spectrograph, a device that divides light into its component wavelengths.
In addition to installing the NICMOS
refrigerator itself, Rick and I will hang a 4-by-0.
was inserted into Hubble's instrument bay during a servicing mission in 1997 and had a grand run for about two years.
collaborated on the designs of the instrument, known as NICMOS
(near-infrared camera and multi-object spectrograph).
For each telescope,we built a specially designed camera around three NICMOS
3 arrays, the same arrays as in the Hubble Space Telescope's near-infrared NICMOS
The crew will also install a new solar-cell panel and restore the NICMOS
infrared camera to operation by giving it a new cooling system.
had used Hubble's NICMOS
camera to scrutinize TMR-1, an extremely young star (200,000 to 300,000 years old) in a dusty star-forming complex roughly 450 light-years away in Taurus.
The data from NICMOS
confirmed what theory had predicted: the high-energy conditions close to the galactic center favor the formation of massive stars.
STIS observations of supermassive black holes - possibly the one-time sites of now-quiet quasars - were postponed in order to make the best use of HST's near-infrared camera, NICMOS
, whose coolant evaporated prematurely in January.