The center of the galaxy is composed almost entirely of HST data taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys, Wide Field Camera 3, and Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 detectors.
What does PC stand for?
PC stands for Planetary Camera
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The astronomers then turned to the Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which can detect subtle distortions in the images of background galaxies and use this information to map dark matter.
The Hubble space telescope - which has been upgraded with a new wide-field planetary camera - has detected a faint smudge of starlight that experts say is likely to be a galaxy.
Early indications were positive: Key instruments including the Advanced Camera for Surveys, the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi- Object Spectrometer were successfully turned on and able to communicate through the backup for a brief moment before engineers returned them to their quiescent state.
The Hubble Heritage image, released today, was taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera Two.