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Hubble Staircase effect?

  1. Jan 15, 2010 #1
    Hubble "Staircase" effect?

    Hi, I was just wondering why some of the older Hubble pictures have a staircase effect on them? Any help would be appreciated! Example below

    edit: refer to examples in post #3
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
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  3. Jan 15, 2010 #2

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  4. Jan 15, 2010 #3
    Re: Hubble "Staircase" effect?

    OHHH so each quadrant is taken with a separate camera? Why is it no longer like this?

    592px-Bok_globules_in_IC2944.jpg

    600px-STSci-PRC01-33_omega_centauri.jpg
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 #4

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    Re: Hubble "Staircase" effect?

    Because they changed the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Field_and_Planetary_Camera_2" [Broken] for the WFPC3 in 2009.
     
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